Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Yes, Jesus flipped tables and used a whip in the temple, but He also said “Forgive them, for they do not know what they do” while He hung on the cross.
We can show righteous anger for those who do evil things, but we also need to be willing to plead for their souls as they seek to kill us. That is what it means to follow Christ, to be as He is, showing mercy and grace to those who have no idea what they do; even if it takes our lives.
People leave you. God doesn’t.