Easy to forget we are driven by decisions, and every choice has consequences. The body doesn’t move, until the mind tells it to. Is not “free” will a delusion?
A blessing and a curse embeds every choice—
The mind roots branches of good or evil,
life or death—according to heeded voices
Spoken, in the garden primeval.
Before us always is water and fire;
The hand will reach to whichever we choose,
Whether by faithless or faithful desire.
He gave us power to pick and choose—
and to claim, or to excuse.