And if these things seem to you to be reasonable and true, honour them; but if they seem nonsensical, despise them as nonsense.
—St. Justin Martyr
“Dad, I’ve gotta’ go.” It’s a phrase you know well if you have kids, and it’s rarely uttered at opportune moments. Usually, it’s on the interstate, two minutes out from the last rest stop, or just as you’re seated for the first reading at Mass – almost like clockwork. “A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah,” the lector announces; “I really gotta’ go,” your preschooler pleads.