In today's Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus drove a demon out of a mute man and the crowds thought that Jesus did it by the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons. Jesus then said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand?" Indeed, strength comes from unity. And our strength is derived from union with the Lord, who is invincible and against whom only fools will go.