Lighten Up! by Eric Scheske

Book Review

Lighten Up!

On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs
by James V. Schall

Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 2001
(189 pages; $24.95, cloth)

Shortly before he was martyred with others in 203, St. Saturus related a vision he had had of heaven. He said he and the other martyrs were carried eastward to a garden, where a handful of angels started exclaiming, “Here they are! Here they are!” They were taken to a group of elders and an aged man with a youthful face. The martyrs kissed the aged man, and he touched their faces with his hand. Then the elders told them, “Go and play . . .