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“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. (Matthew 7:13, The Message) I was once in an elevator that got stuck in between two floors. I do not remember exactly how old I was. I do remember that I took the elevator thinking that it was the quickest way to get downstairs. When the elevator stopped, I waited patiently for the door to open but nothing happened. I stood there for…

“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do.  (Matthew 7:13, The Message) I was once in an elevator that got stuck in between two floors.  I do not remember exactly how old I was. I do remember that I took the elevator thinking that it was the quickest way to get downstairs.  When the elevator stopped, I waited patiently for the door to open but nothing happened.  I stood there for…