What is a lion-like or lamb-like virtue? The passive virtues, such as compassion, patience, etc., are the lamb-like virtues and weaknesses of true love, while the active virtues, such as confidence, courage, etc., are the lion-like virtues and strengths of true love. If you only focus on true love's weaknesses and not it's strengths, you have no strength of character and others, especially those who are ruled by their instincts and ego, will walk all over you. Conversely, if you only focus on its strengths and not its weaknesses, you do so out of self-righteousness and pride, and humility is the key to the lion laying with the lamb and being an absolutely perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of true love, a saint by any other name. In fact, humility is the only one that is of the lion and the lamb, and is neither a strength or weakness, but brings balance and harmony. Humility balances courage (strength) with consideration (weakness), confidence with patience, truthfulness with tact, etc.
"Beware of practicing your righteousness (virtuousness) before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven."Matthew 6:1
passive lamb-like virtue (weakness)
Compassion means sharing with passion. It is opening your heart and mind, and sharing passionately and generously with others, even if you don't know them. It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen.
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.Psalm 103:8