There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going. (Beverly Sills, late opera singer)

We’ve all had some misadventures with shortcuts, no doubt. Following a recommended shortcut with your computer sometimes takes you someplace you really don’t want to go. And many wives have been distressed when their driver insists on a shortcut he “knows” will get them there more quickly. We have learned it’s better to follow good directions carefully.

Now, my son, may the Lord be with you and give you success as you follow his directions. . . (1 Chronicles 22:11)