Ring of Confidence
Colgate toothpaste ran a number of adverts saying that their toothpaste gave people the ring of confidence as it made people’s teeth extra white. I met a newly ordained vicar who was just getting use to her dog collar and her colleague called it the white ring of confidence. People treat you differently when you have one on. But it also gives the person who is wearing it more opportunities and more confident to invite because it is expected of them. For people without dog collars our confidence has to come from the presence of God with us, who will give us opportunities to invite people to take a closer look at Christ and his church.