CBOQ Assembly 2018
Dear fellow Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec,
Have you ever been in a situation that was made better by bitter words? I know I haven’t. It is the gentle answer that turns away wrath. (Prov. 15:1) Starting with love isn’t easy, and remembering to set aside anger and begin with grace doesn’t come naturally, but it is the way of Jesus. It is his voice that says, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27) And even when—or especially when—it’s difficult, we are still called to reflect the character of Jesus in every conversation and interaction. Nowhere is this more critical than when we are reaching out to the next generation, who are seeking authenticity and belonging like never before.