When someone disappoints us, the Enemy whispers “you can’t count on other people.” We don’t like being vulnerable. We are fearful and anxious. We try to control situations focusing mainly on ourself, refusing to let others in. This is the Enemy’s aim. We need each other. God’s kingdom is not about individual salvation. His unity with the baptized community brings salvation. Like charcoal briquettes which ignite only when they touch, those not connected die out. Philippians 2:1-4 encourages us to love in unity, in humility.
Excerpts from The 10 Biggest Lies of the Enemy, Deacon Keith Strohm.