Atty-at-Work on PP 1017

I was planning to write something more on PP 1017 but when I read Fred’s recent take on the matter over at atty-at-work I decided the better and easier thing to do is to refer anyone interested to his post. I enjoyed the reference to Spiderman’s wisdom as something the president can learn from (imagine that! If I were writing the post I would have invoked Alexander Hamilton’s The Federalist), and the distinction between presidential “wise”dom and “wa-is”dom in relation to the whole PP 1017 issue just struck me as a fun but insightful way of putting it – in other words, very wise and wa-is at the same time. Iba ang pinoy!

A Romans 7 Poem

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:14-15)

Dark recesses,
Grave offenses,
Why, my heart is truly hell!
Will is helpless,
All seems hopeless,
God alone can make me well

Wash me whiter,
This my prayer;
Tho’ the devil holds me fast
Thou can sever
and deliver,
Give the victory at last!

O my Master,
Keep me ever;
Save me from this sinful mass.
Flesh will never
Be the victor
If Thy Spirit strengthen us.

Dead I reckon
Self – a lesson
Hard to learn, but learn I must.
Trust God’s reason;
Spirit, lead on!
Do Thou pardon – Thou the Just.

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