" I am the WAY." (JESUS) John 14:6 (AMP)
Ever take a shortcut? Sometimes they work; sometimes they don't. I'm reminded of one shortcut I took while pastoring in Appalachia. In thirty minutes I had circled the mountain and was right back where I'd started from. Obviously, there are no shortcuts for companies producing products of integrity if they wish to remain in business.
Shortcuts that endanger employees in the workplace are definitely out of the question.
Another place shortcuts don't work is on your way to Heaven, The world is quick to point out that it doesn't matter which way you choose. Why, they all lead to Heaven sooner or later.
Bottom line - there are no shortcuts. Jesus said, "I am the WAY" (not the shortcut). It's His WAY - the only WAY. He is not one way among many and we get to choose which way to go.
Proverbs 14:12 (AMP)
"There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, BUT at the end of it is the way to death. "
In contrast Jesus had this to say in the Gospel of John, 14:6 (AMP)
"I am the way and the truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by (through) me. "
That's it - no other way - no shortcut. Jesus is the One and Only way.
Thank you Heavenly Father that we have the perfect Way available to us. Amen