The Fellow, The Man, and Fellow Man

By Frank "Buzz" Trexler
For The Knoxville (TN) Journal
Oct. 3, 1988

While they didn’t exactly walk by him, the people protesting "The Last Temptation of Christ" at the old Westown Theater were oblivious to the man standing 50 yards away on Kingston Pike.

But one fellow, who was on his way to buy a birthday present, noticed him. As a Christian, he was struck both by the crowd and the sign carried by the man: It was a variation of the many "Will work for food" signs he had seen in the past.

At an intersection, the man turned in the opposite direction and drove on to complete his errand. He couldn’t get his mind off of the hungry man while in the store. It made him uncomfortable.

Upon leaving, the fellow thought, "I could go home the back way and avoid the man" -- but he couldn’t. Something kept pulling him back to the man, and the crowd.

He drove to the mall parking lot, past the protesters and past the point adjacent to the hungry man.


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About Buzz Trexler

Buzz is a married father of two, managing editor for print/online at The (Maryville, TN) Daily Times and pastors Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa, TN. He is a 1981 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he is a member of the Mass Communications Department Hall of Fame.


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