*** g77 4/8 27-8 'Showering' with Gifts? ***
If an expectant mother or soon-to-be-married couple definitely is in need, you can appreciate how it might be kind and thoughtful to give gifts that will make the adjustment easier. ..
Yes, though a "shower" can be a nice opportunity for association, refreshments and gift-giving, it can also become a mockery of the Christian spirit of generous giving. . How much better is it not to identify the givers by name! Following Jesus counsel against publicizing the giver kindly avoids embarrassment or comparisons and so promotes a happier, more Christian spirit.
Nor, when our motives are guided by Gods Word, need there be any sense of competition. If you were in the hospital, would you not appreciate a single daisy or an orange brought by someone lovingly interested in you more than a bouquet of orchids or a case of fancy fruit given by someone out of "duty"?Prov. 15:17; 28:6.
When our gift-giving and our thinking are in harmony with such perfect counsel of God, truly it is a basis for happinessfor both the giver and the recipient."
Quotation edited for space, but essencially the same
The W T S is not over keen on baby showers either!, Must not draw attention to oneself!
Edited by - BluesBrother on 20 October 2002 13:16:40