Glenn attended a special event last night in Philadelphia to commemorate the 10th year anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death. Glenn talked about how the women who he fought for but never really talked to changed his life forever.
"Last night, this audience - these guys were movers and shakers. This was an audience of over 800 people, I don't even know, that came from around the country that are standing for life. And I said to them at the end, there comes a time, there comes a time, and we're here now, that we just cannot be afraid. We can't be afraid and we can't sit down. We can't go over the cliff with the rest of society. We're going to be tired. We're going to be beat up."
"But I come to you - and listen to me because I'm saying this to you too - I'm coming to you as Mordecai. You were born for times such as these. You have everything you need. You have a calling. You have a purpose in life. Everybody does."
"Terri Schiavo. She changed me. I was sitting next to her sister last night at dinner. Suzanne. She's so wonderful. And I sat there with her. And I said, I know and you wouldn't feel this way, that, you know, 'hey, it was a good thing that my sister died', but look at what's come out of this.'"
"And she said, 'I have to tell you, we talk about that all the time. That because she died, all of these things have happened.'"
"And I said, 'I have to tell you, your sister changed the course of my career. Your sister, her life, yeah, it changed my life. It changed my life.'"
"And I think it's about to change my life even more."
"And a lot of people will say that Terri Schiavo lost. The same way that people say Dietrich Bonhoeffer lost. You could say that about Gandhi in a way. Gandhi died in the end. Where was his peace? He didn't. He didn't lose. He won. Dietrich Bonhoeffer won. Terri Schiavo won. Martin Luther King won. Abraham Lincoln won. They all won.
"We look at it in different terms. As humans, if it's us, we're like, 'don't do that! You're going to lose.' No. So you lose your job. So you lose your company. So you lose your life. And?"
"It's not so bad. It's not so bad. If we would just concentrate. You know, Plato said, seek the divine things, be the not the human things. C.S. Lewis, seek first things, not second things. Because if you seek the second things, or Plato said, if you seek the human things - you'll lose the human things and the divine things, and you'll be over."