This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Symbol. It asks:
This week, share a symbol with us, and tell us what it means to you.
When reflecting on this challenge, I decided to take a photo of something I use everyday – my rosary beads. For those of you who don’t know, the Rosary is a series of prayers and mediations said by Catholics. If you’d like to learn more particulars, read here.
For me the Rosary is a symbol of faith, hope, and love. Saying these prayers everyday help me feel closer to God and give me time to mediate on God’s love for me and the world. It is comforting during times of struggle and helps me keep holding onto the hope that things will get better. Life is rarely easy, but in this prayer I find strength to persevere.