What’s in it for me? What can I grab? Susan Muto challenges us to turn away from the cultural impulse toward me-centeredness. By word and deed, Jesus teaches us not to place ourselves at the centre of everything. Muto maps out the factors that work against our being one in the Lord – both egotism and self-criticism, the demands of modern work-life, technology’s propensity to isolate us from one another, our preconceptions about the right way to proceed, and the difficulty of forgiveness.
She proposes intentionally orienting ourselves toward communion with God and others. Muto offers practical suggestions for how to discover the freedom of starting again when we’ve forgotten to begin each day looking for ways to ‘love first’ and to seek God’s will in each daily action. Reflection questions after each chapter make the book perfect for sharing the journey toward communion in a parish or formation programme.