I do not want to come off as ungrateful or anything like that, but I just received a gift from someone I had been doing some work for and have developed a friendship with. It is a small ring with a prayer inscription on the inside and she said that the proceeds went to charity.
It is the "serenity prayer" if any of you know what I am talking about. I feel conflicted about wearing it. It is not often that I receive gifts and I really am overjoyed that she took the time and effort to pick a gift out for me. However, it does kind of bother me that it is a religious "symbol" I guess you could say. Any prayer that is asking God for courage or anything else like that is meaningless to me, obviously. I know that she had good intentions, but I can't shake the feeling of being bothered by it.
What would you guys think or feel about this gift? I put it on a chain and have worn it around my neck today but I have been thinking about wearing the inscription out of it. Is that horrible? Am I overreacting? Would anyone else feel this same way?
Have you considered taking the stainless steel ring to a jeweller and having the inscription erased ? You could then wear the gift on a necklace and be happy about it.
Maybe the dog ate it.
if real goto jewler? appraise? ; )
just being real.. i'm callous i guess
Probably cost $1.50 in the Christian book store. Wouldn't be worth the time.
I think this is a good take as well. It just depends on the person and how it affects your feelings on social impressions and psychological affects.