A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We, too, have received the Holy Spirit through baptism, are joined to Christ’s death and resurrection, and knit together into the body of Christ, the church. No matter what happens in our lives and the world, we do not lose heart, because we are being renewed day by day in Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.