2nd Sun Easter B
Sunday 11th April 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.


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

Peace is Jesus’ Easter to gift to us. Being the first fruit of his Paschal Mystery, it is a peace different from what the world calls peace – calm, tranquillity, absence of conflict. No, Jesus’ peace is something vigorous and strong that enables us to bring the grace of God into all the situations of our life.

As you go through this week, mull over how the Peace of Jesus could transform the various situations of your life.

  • in marriage
  • in family
  • at work
  • in the chores you have to do
  • in what happens when you drive, shop, wait for someone.

As you do these things, ask Jesus to come and stand among you with the victory of his love.