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Do I have an identity crisis?

Submitted: 6/29/2009
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Question: Hello there, recently I've been having a personal dilemma. I was born in Central America, but my family moved to Canada when I was 4 months old. I was reared in Canada and English has practically become my native tongue because I think and even pray in English. But the problem is that I can still speak Spanish (not perfectly), but it's still in my mind, and my whole family acts like the traditional Spanish family (even eating like them). But to me it doesn't feel natural. I know that this may seem like an insignificant problem, but it bothers me because whenever someone asks me what I am or where I'm from, I tell them I'm Spanish (biologically), but Canadian psychologically. So it's a real problem sometimes, almost as if I were a Canadian in a Spanish body! Could you please offer me some advice. I know that we are all One in Christ, but I'd still like some advice on this issue. Thank You

Answer: If you are a Canadian citizen, then you are a Canadian. It doesn't matter what your ancestry is. There are Canadians from all over the world, just like in America. We don't see why you need to say anything more than that you are Canadian. As for your bilingual capability, consider it a blessing. Many people never get the chance to learn a second language.