December 22, 2010 A.D.
In the spiritual life, it is often viewed that the only way to prepare for Christmas is spiritually. However, there are physical things you can do to contribute to the peace of the day of the Birth of the Savior.
Our Lady in Medjugorje has come to rebirth culture. A part of culture is creating tradition. The Community of Caritas, in living the simpler way of life of Our Lady’s Medjugorje messages, has a tradition of always eating a home-made chicken soup for Christmas. In this way, the day of Christmas is not filled with creating a complicated meal, but is lived in the spirit of poverty and simplicity of the manger scene. The hands that prepare the simple meal with love, is what makes it grace-filled. It is not considered a sacrifice, but rather is looked forward to each year in the happy memories it creates through the peace that it brings. Below is how the Caritas Community physically prepares for the Christmas meal.