Reading this passage from the Gospel of Mark, I am reminded of the importance of unity in every aspect of life. The passage states that if a kingdom, a house, or even Satan himself is divided, it cannot stand. Division can bring destruction, chaos, and even death. It is no wonder that Satan, who seeks to destroy all that is good, is obsessed with causing division among people.
This passage expresses sorrow over the existence of disunity in different spheres of life, such as households, workplaces, and even within religious communities. Satan seeks to divide us because he knows that a united front is stronger than a divided one. When we are divided, we are weaker, less effective, and less able to fight against the evils that plague us.