Those of us who live in England, the US, Australia or New Zealand are naturally inclined to think that English is the universal language; after all, nearly all of the stuff that we get to see and care about on the Internet is in English. However, there are four or five other languages which have more native speakers than English, so it looks like English may not be the universal language of heaven. In the seventh chapter of the Revelation, John says:
After this I looked, and there was an enormous crowd of people, too many for anyone to count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. They shouted with a loud voice, “Salvation comes from our God, who sits on the throne, and from the Lamb!”
If heaven really is going to be filled with people from every nation, tribe, people and language, then perhaps we ought to be doing more than we are at present to get to know and appreciate people of different cultures and ethnicities, so that we can learn how to enjoy eternity with them. After all, we (that is, people from “our” culture) are going to be a small minority group in heaven (however you define “our” culture).