Pushing a people to join the Church is ultimately a sign of love.
How could anyone possibly believe that?
Charlemagne did this so-called "act of love", baptising the Saxons by the sword...and the result? A "Western" Church and an "Eastern" Church, and never the twain shall meet. Charlemagne's "act of love" began the division of Christendom, and ultimately, the Schism.