So I am reading the gospel of Mark for a class and let me tell you that Jesus may have been loving but he was not passive. Jesus was a badass when he needed to be.
He knew that every person needs to be loved differently. Some need love through compassion. Some need love by having their bullying tendencies pointed out to them. Some need straight up physical healing. Others need leadership training.
Loving others is not for the faint of heart. It requires wisdom, selflessness, and bravery.
Lord, make me a better lover of my neighbor and my enemy.