The Moment I Discovered The True Meaning Of Christmas

A chance encounter in a soup kitchen taught me why it’s the most wonderful time of the year

Matt Lillywhite
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readDec 19, 2023

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I’m bundled up to my neck in warm clothes, but I can still feel the cold seeping through my gloves. Clutching my father’s hand, he says we’re spending Christmas Eve at the neighborhood community center. The bustling sound…

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Matt Lillywhite
Human Parts

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