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4th Sun B
Sunday 31st January 2021


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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.

Exercising

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!"

Driving

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

Jesus impressed the people because he spoke with authority. This was not having power over people but rather working to bring forth the fullness of life from within them. Each of us can exercise authority in our lives, even in the smallest of encounters. As you go through this week, mull on what you can say and do to bring forth life in the people that you encounter. When you have mulled on what you could do, put it into action.

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