This title does not refer to how many words you can read in sixty seconds, but how many ideas I can put together, linking one to another in rapid branching. No commentary. No opinions on my part. I seem to remember that I used this fifty years ago, called data dumping. Try it yourself. Just pick a topic, write down a short phrase or sentence that comes to your mind, then repeat this technique for sixty minutes. The object is not to see how many ideas you can generate but to get those neurons synapsing with whatever comes out, even if it is nothing.

I always use this technique at 2:30 a.m. Lectio Divina breaks daily (my bathroom break) (Philippians 2:5). I have never failed to fall asleep quickly when I use this technique.

Here are some of the topics I have thought about for this Sixty Second Catholic technique, based on Philippians 2:5.

  • How crazy is my sign of the cross on my forehead?
  • Why would God love me, a sinner, so much?
  • How Eucharist is the nuclear fission of the spiritual universe.
  • Awareness
  • Faith is not belief
  • The purpose of life is not marriage, but the purpose of marriage is life.
  • If heaven is so perfect, why is it so full of sinners?
  • As big as the universe is, my eighty-one years in it is the center of all reality.
  • Heaven
  • Hell begins with birth; heaven begins with Baptism.
  • I am a penitential person.
  • Who is more powerful than God?
  • I try to prove the existence of God in my life; atheists try to prove its non-existence.
  • Energy in three universes
  • Is sex bad? If so, why it is our more compulsive emotion?
  • The Church is not against pleasure but only putting it as your center rather than The Christ Principle.
  • The Great Attractor is not just a cosmological phenomenon but also a name for The Great Accuser, Satan, who prowls about seeking whom he may devour.
  • The resurrection: fiction of deluded disciples or non-fiction?
  • The five types of the literary genres of God in Scripture.
  • Power in three universes
  • The Rule of Threes
  • For behold, I make all things new.


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