It is arresting, to realize daily the many choices and options we have; the body does nothing until the mind directs it so. But “free” will? Christianity denies it; read Romans 7:14-25.
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.