Such concerns are certainly valid, Newbie. But as we see problems abounding, the danger is that our love can grow cold. There are two great dangers… we can either become too lax… or we can become too focused on the “darkness”, and before long all we are seeing is “darkness”.
Yes, let’s do justly, but let us LOVE mercy, and walk humbly.
It is not the reception of mercy that we are called to love, but rather, the giving of it. This does not mean that we should be blind to the realities around us, or to constantly make excuses for the disobedience of professed Christians (who show themselves, in fact, to be enemies of the Christian faith)… But to have a merciful disposition and compassion.
Jesus is a Man “who can have compassion on the ignorant, AND on them that are out of the way”. (Heb 5:2)