…but the hallway is hell

You’ve heard the expression, no door is ever closed without another one opening or the theocentric version, God doesn’t close a door without opening another one.  Several months ago I met a religious professional who told me a story about a critical time in his life, a transition, and how a colleague of his made use of the theocentric version of this expression adding a very interesting and compelling twist.  The colleague told him, you know that God doesn’t close one door without opening another one…but the hallway is hell.  I had never heard that extension; and I used to be a religious professional!  I found this newer and more complete version much more consoling and compelling.  This is how I envisioned it:


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