“Should Christian celibates wear a ring or a similar visible token to show their commitment?” questions one reader of Undividedblog.
Here are a few comments from some Christian celibates (any added comments gratefully received).
A reason for … “a reminder to me that I belong to Jesus as a celibate. It also helps to show I am unavailable in the romantic sphere.” Carole.
A reason for … “it helps the opposite sex to know that you are ‘spoken for’.” Paul.
A reason for … “a daily reminder of the personal relationship between you and God and your commitment to that (and His commitment to you) – an outward sign sealing the gift.” Hilary.
A reason against … “in this day and age people wear rings for any or no reason and on any finger …. so, as an outward testimony, it probably has little meaning.” Hilary again.
A reason for …. a reason against …. “a sacramental-visible signs of invisible grace – that’s a reason for or against depending on your theology!” Wilf
And finally … “an individual choice with no compulsion – for some it is a reminder of their commitment, for others it isn’t necessary as it is their lives that matter.” Huw.