25th Sun A
Sunday 20th September 2020

Image supplied by Sr Kym Harris

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

God’s generosity to us is with us at all times yet we can be so caught up in our own affairs that we fail to see it. During this week, mull on how God has been generous to you…
- with the people you love,
- with the things you can do,
- with the creation that surrounds you,
- with the opportunities and challenges that have come your way,
- even with the suffering and failure you have known.
Fill your heart with this knowledge so that you can go through the week with a full and generous heart.