Epigraph for A Wretched Man


A Wretched Man title is borrowed from Paul's self-designation.  In his letter to the Romans, he writes the following, which also serves as the epigraph to the novel. 

I am of the flesh, sold into slavery 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. I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?

- From the 7th chapter of Paul's Letter to the Roman




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