You are not free floating and arbitrary but you are designed and destined by God. We have a big purpose in life and no circumstance can thwart that! When our purpose is as big as wanting the world to know about Jesus... no cancer can stop that. Death can't stop that. No circumstance can stop that! Each of those things simply becomes a megaphone for helping us tell the story of Jesus to the world. And when we are sharing with the world, it's important to find common ground. By building a foundation on the word of God we will be able to grab an observation of things around us that will allow us to be bilingual in the world. Not to compromise the Gospel of Christ, but to speak Jesus in a way that the people around us can understand. That's our purpose!