When you get to the top, there’s nothing there

When Boris Becker was at the top of the tennis world he actually contemplated suicide. He said, ‘I had won Wimbledon twice – once as the youngest player to do so. I was rich. I had all the material possessions I needed …I was like those movie stars and pop stars who commit suicide. They have everything, and yet they are so unhappy. I had no inner peace. I was a puppet on a string.’
He’s not the only one to feel that sense of emptiness. Jack Higgens, author of such successful novels as The Eagle Has Landed, was asked what he would like to have known as a boy. His answer was: ‘That when you get to the top, there’s nothing there.’
They are all examples of what Jesus meant when he said ‘What profit is there if you gain the whole world but lose your soul.’ So ‘Come to me and I will give you rest.’

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