I am so thankful that Jesus is not a wimp! Huh? Let me repeat....JESUS IS NOT A WIMP!! Yes, he loves us desperately. That is love...LOVE not LUV. It's not a soft, fuzzy, do whatever you want kind of love. It's a deep passionate, I want what is best for you kind of love.
So many times I hear people say they cannot stand up for themselves because they want to be a good Christian. I don't really remember anywhere in the Bible where Jesus was wimpy. I remember him toppling tables in the synagogue. Showing the pharisees the fallacy of their reasoning when they challenged him. I remember him asking the hard questions (Peter, do you love me?) and giving the hard answers (feed my sheep, sell all you own and follow me.)
Jesus doesn't call us to be nice, he calls us to be his. I am grateful that I am allowed to be strong in him. How do you see Jesus? Maybe this Advent season is a good time to research that for yourself.