To be honest, I had no idea who Bianca Andreescu was until I read about her winning the US Open over the weekend. However, it became obvious she was a Canadian when I heard her apologize to the crowd in the post game interview, “I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I’m so sorry.”
That is so Canadian, for a 19-year-old to apologize for winning close to four million dollars.
But that’s what Canadians are known for, being sorry.
I knew I had reached the peak of being a Canadian when someone approached me on the street for a light and I told them, “I’m sorry, I don’t smoke.” Really? I was apologizing for not smoking?
We say we’re sorry, but are we really sorry? Am I sorry I don’t smoke? No! Was Bianca sorry that she beat Serena? Probably not.
We mouth the words “I’m sorry” just to be polite, but too often they don’t come from our hearts; it’s just something we do. After all, we’re Canadians.
Maybe as Canadians we’ve become so used to apologizing to everyone and anyone for the little things that it makes it more difficult to ask forgiveness from God for the big things, like our sinfulness.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.