and then he said this:
And finally, I want to appeal to Michael Schiavo directly, the estranged husband of Terri:
We don't hate you. There is no reason to hate you, or anybody else. You're not our enemy. But you are captive to the enemy, right now. He has deceived you into thinking that you have an authority that you don't have, Michael. You don't have it. You don't have any authority to starve Terri. You don't have any authority to abandon her. Like the rich man in today's gospel, who abandoned Lazarus, you don't have that authority. And I urge you, even at this late hour, to repent. We are not against you. We are for life. Your life, Terri's life, everybody's life.
And if you continue down this path of error that you've been on for a long time, you're not ultimately going to win anything. You're not ultimately going to benefit yourself, or anybody else. In fact, what you're doing at this moment is posing as a threat, to civilization itself. And you can't knock against that wall, without ultimately destroying yourself. There's still time, to change your mind, and to change your heart, and to be at peace. A peace which you so need, and which ultimately you so desire. And we are praying, not only for Terri, but for you. And we trust in the power of God's grace, to change your mind and heart, even today.
And neither does Judge Greer.
Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above....
John 19:10-11 (King James Version)