May sound like a stretch. But Jesus seems to consider hatred of close relatives a condition of his kingdom. While fulfilling the law that requires us to honor our parents (Matt 5:17) (Exodus 20:12), he said that unless a man hates mother, father, wife, children, and even his own life, he cannot be his disciple (Luke 14:26).
Am guessing that we’d agree that such words makes no sense unless Jesus is warning against a competitive love that displaces him from the center of our heart. At that point love of family becomes idolatry.
Maybe that’s also when religion becomes a problem—when we begin thinking or speaking not only of our religion, but also of our church, faith, Bible, and beliefs– with a focused “first love” that belong to God alone.