The Sydney Morning Herald featured an article by Simon Kent in ‘Good Living’ (May 31, 1988) on the subject of posh hotels. The key quote was, ‘money doesn’t make you happy, it makes you ecstatic, especially when you can check into the best hotels and be treated like royalty.’
There are celebration moments when a night on the town or a hotel weekend may be appropriate, but in general the article misses the very meaning of life itself. Money never has bought happiness or good relationships or love. And it never will!
Jesus rightly observed that you can own the world and lose your identity, your values and your desire to live. Curse the wretched lie that has led to an epidemic of domestic violence, suicide, drug dependency and meaningless animalistic existence.
You can’t find heaven or even a decent fulfilling earth in a posh hotel. Life is much more than all that. Faith, Hope, Love, relationships that last – all this and more i’ve discovered in my experience of Jesus. No luxury hotel can provide that.