The twenty-fifth of the 'tools of good works' in Chapter 4 of St Benedict's Rule is 'not to give a false peace' (pacem falsam non dare).
This is perhaps one of the great temptations of our age, with its emphasis on the values of 'tolerance' and emphasis on the supposed virtue of 'niceness'.
These days we often presented with a sanitised version of Jesus who is always smiling, always happy, always 'gentle, meek and mild'.
The Gospels tell a different story: they depict him as someone who is not afraid of showing his emotions: during his life he showed empathy for people and he wept. But he could also appear intimidating such that the disciples were afraid to disturb him or ask him questions. When the circumstances demanded it, he spoke harsh words.
To imitate Christ, in other words, requires genuineness, not the falseness that seeks to smooth things over when the real problem is yet unresolved...