We are Love.
We are Love,and we are made for Love, and our natural abiding place is Love.
Jesus, and any great spiritual teacher, is somehow talking about the transformation of persons from their false self into their true self—and then the discovery that the true self is who you already were all along, but you didn’t know it. You didn’t know how to live consciously out of that deep place of union. Infants still know it, symbolized by Adam and Eve in the garden, but they soon leave the garden.
It seems to me that a secular world is almost condemned to being violent, as is a falsely religious world. Both of them have too much ego to protect, because they do not know their true self in God. Most wars have had some form of religious motivation because the ego always believes it speaks for God and threatening others can be eliminated as evil. Religious egos are quite dangerous.