Luke 11:14-23

 

Wars begin long before the first shot is fired; houses collapse well before the first crack in the foundation; families fall apart long before the first slammed door. When our own needs come before the common good, when we cannot see or refuse to see things from the perspective of the other person, when the accumulation of wealth and the pursuit of status take the place of the things of God, “war” is certain: a family’s unity disintegrates, a circle of friendship is broken.