ompassion and love, and we should do likewise. Even those who are utterly lost in sin should be shown the same compassion that Jesus showed time and time again in His interactions with sinners. Doing so is the right thing to do; Christ came for the sick and hurting, not for the already holy. However, we do often see Jesus as well as other biblical figures responding to certain situations with a rather different attitude. We find that patience and grace are the default for how to interact with the world, but this is not always what is needed. God has many tools in His toolbox, and this includes a few hammers. Sometimes a situation calls for a more blunt approach that leaves behind subtlety and patience in favor of unwavering defense of truth. It is important to recognize when such a situation is at hand as well as how to fill that role in a godly manner.