Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church Christmas Concert - December 14, 2019
While being asked to share a memory about Christmas i started reflecting, and the more i reflected of Christmases past, the more upset I got.
You see, there are some who are less fortunate during the annual Christmas festivities.
It is those who have birthdays around Christmas.
Is there anyone here who, like myself, has a birthday close to Christmas??
Please come up and make a stand with me, for this historic moment.
For too long, people like us have suffered during Christmas. Patiently we have waited, all year, as we celebrate everyone else’s birthdays. And when it finally comes to our birthdays, all we get are but a brief mention, and then everyone collectively moves on to Jesus' birthday celebrations. And it’s not even his real birthday date, peoples!
It is now, after all these years, that we make a stand.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Australian dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all birthdays are created equal."
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in Canberra, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our birthdays, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender our birthdays.
Friends, Whatever comes at us each Christmas, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.
Yes, fight for your birthday and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take away our cake, but they'll never take... OUR BIRTHDAYS!
Our Birthdays… to infinity and beyond.
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