Christmas comes but once a year….

And so this is Christmas…

I remember this song by John Lennon.  It was a sort of dreary song for this time of year.   The Vietnam war was over, (published in 1971).   The melody and words are in stark contrast to the commercialization of this season.  Everywhere there are commercials, advertisements, and other marketing devices which portray a “Norman Rockwell” type of scene.  Maybe you are feeling less than cheery this season.

I have a rather large circle of  friends.  This year, many of them have faced tragedy:  death, disease, disenfranchisement, divorce, and depression have all worked their way into my immediate circle.

There are spouses missing for one reason or another.  Some have died.  Some have decided that they wanted a newer, younger, perk-ier version of the wives they have discarded.  Children are incarcerated, in the military, or have for whatever reason discarded the family values they were raised with.  Still others are reeling under the massive destruction of natural disasters.   Everyone has been hit by the world-wide economic downturn.

I don’t see much of “Norman Rockwell” in these scenarios.  However, if I contemplate long enough, the real meaning of Christmas is evident:  This is the season when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, who brought reconciliation to spouses, and freedom for the enslaved.  He still turns the hearts of the fathers to their children, and still ‘owns the cattle on a thousand hills.’    Second Corinthians 5:19 puts it very well:  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Let us go and do likewise.  Let us all remember the ministry of reconciliation and reach out to others, especially our family and friends.   Let’s bring those who are lost, home; both emotionally and physically.   Let’s reach out to those who are grieving lost spouses for whatever reason.   Find enough spare dollars to bless someone who has less than we do.  We all can make this season merry and bright.

Until next time,

Merry Christmas,

Dr. Polly


About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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2 Responses to Christmas comes but once a year….

  1. Carole says:

    Fox reported last night that some show, I think it was The View, was talking about how stressful Christmas is and they thought it was because of the religious element!! I thought: “now I’ve heard it all!!”

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