6th Sun C
Sunday 16th February 2020

Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest

Mulling Meditation

The purpose of mulling meditations is to offer a few ideas that one can mull about while doing other occupations. There are many things we do in our day that do not require our full attention - some things which are largely done on automatic pilot - like driving a car or peeling the potatoes. While we give these our attention, part of our mind is still at work mulling on other things and unless it is given something positive to feed on, we easily feed on negative thoughts. Personally I find mulling time the most likely time for God to get through to me. Because I am not so conscious of myself, God gets through the cracks and opens my heart to look at life differently.

Two practical times for mulling can be when exercising and when driving. Some small preparations for integrating such prayer into these exercises can be helpful.


As you do your preparatory stretches, pray the line of the Psalm
"I praise you God for I am wonderfully made!"

Similarly when doing your concluding stretches use the prayer of St Clare
"Praised be you, my God, for creating me!"


Have some music that you find helps you turn you mind and heart to God and play that for the first 10 minutes or so of your trip.

This Sunday's Mulling Meditation

What are some of the principles by which you try to live? Mull on how you could apply them in ordinary circumstances of your life?

Consider the lives of people you esteem? What principles do you think sustains their behaviour?

Consider the behaviour of some people you don’t esteem? What can you learn from their negative behaviour?

What is one principle put into action that you think would improve your life? Mull with Jesus on how you could bring this about.