GLENN: On Good Friday just want to spend a few minutes with you just talking about the meaning of Good Friday. Doesn't matter if you're a Christian or not. The meaning is universal truth and I guess I started it with pain that you've got to have the pain. You have to go through the pain and it's what you do with the pain. You've got to have the pain and then stop and recognize it, and everybody always asks me on Friday, on Good Friday why that piece that we played at the beginning of the hour ends at the crucifixion and the death. Well, because the resurrection comes later. Focus on the pain for a minute and recognize the pain. And then I took you to the story about Virl Osmond, the pain of somebody that can't hear. He and his brother couldn't hear, but it's what they did with the pain. Instead of focusing just on the pain, instead of taking that pain, they recognized it. I'm sure that family cried themselves to sleep 100 nights if not 1,000 nights over that. But instead they turned it around and used it as propellant for something good. They recognized it, they walked through it and turned it into something positive.
I can't get into detail because it's personal in my family, but this has been one of the hardest years for me. This has been a very difficult year for me and my family and many nights in the last two months have not ended until 2:00 in the morning with my family around the kitchen table. And just this week one of my children said something, as all teenagers do, that was hurtful and I said, you know what, this stops, this stops and this stops right here until you figure out what to do with what just happened.
Well, it took her a few days but she came to me and in about 20 minutes she hemmed and hawed and I didn't say a word. I just let her talk. And she did everything but say "I'm sorry," but I knew she wanted to and I knew if I just shut up long enough, she would say it, and she did. Took 20 minutes. She finally stopped and she said, "I'm really sorry, Dad." I got up and hugged her and she immediately burst out into tears. And what was so shocking to me was her response. As she was crying, she said, "It can't be this easy." I said, "Honey, you've made it so hard. It hasn't been easy, but it is this easy." In all of life, all it requires is recognizing the problem, recognizing the pain, recognizing the frustration, working through it. And as you make mistakes along the way just stopping and honestly saying, "I'm sorry." And that's really what Easter is all about, much more important than Christmas. That's about the birth. But if it didn't happen, what happened this weekend, if that didn't happen, the birth would just be another baby. It's about the death and about the resurrection and about what that means, and what that means is, oh, my gosh, it's so easy. We make it so tough. We make it so hard. We wallow in our pain or we ignore our pain when all we have to really do is just sincerely say, "I'm sorry," really mean it and it all goes away.