Dirty socks on the floor and burned toast for breakfast can vaporize romance - but they are the very things that allow love to grow, says Dr. Mitchell Pacwa.
While he regrets the loss of romance - it is a wonderful state - "there is a way the romantic dies when the real is lived out," says Dr. Pacwa, a Jesuit philosopher and writer.
He enjoys using Ephesians 5 for wedding sermons, the passage of Scripture with the S-word - submission. "This passage talks of the cross at the center of the relationship. That is when love begins," he says.
Dr. Pacwa will present highlights from Ephesians during a seminar, Praising God and Community Life, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2607 Lumpkin Road, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.
The event, sponsored by the Alleluia Catholic Fellowship, will be preceded by Mass at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch.
A nursery will be provided for age 5 and younger. Registration is required by Friday. For more information or to register for the nursery, call 796-2203.
Dr. Pacwa is an assistant professor of sacred scripture at the Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies at the University of Dallas. He holds a doctorate in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He taught Hebrew for nine years.
The author of Catholics and the New Age and Father, Forgive Me for I Am Frustrated, both published by Servant Press, he has frequently appeared on Eternal Word Television Network and on other TV and radio programs. Dr. Pacwa is also a monthly columnist for the National Catholic Register.
What: Dr. Mitchell Pacwa will teach on Ephesians in Praising God and Community Life
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; Mass at 8 a.m.
Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2607 Lumpkin Road
Information: Sponsored by the Alleluia Catholic Fellowship. To register for child care, call 796-2203.
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