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‘Cancer: My Journey in Time (part 135)

Pain in the game – stay in to win

by Wanda Clay
Rev. Enoch Fuzz sits in support of Tennessee Rep. Justin Jones during his reinstatement as interim for his state House seat.

Wow, what a week! What a weekend, preceded by weeks and days of pain and turmoil and the demand for answers to tragedies that continue to plague our nation. There have been mass shootings with more questions of ‘what now?’ At the Legislature, two young Black state representatives demanded to be heard by the masses concerning gun control—something new to our Tenn. legislative body.

These newcomers from the last election brought a refreshing look and spirit to that body. Rep. Justin Jones of Nashville and Rep. Justin Pearson of Memphis were joined by veteran state Rep. Gloria Johnson (they will go into history as the Tennessee Three). Following an unprecedented attempt to be heard by the use of bullhorns after attempting to be recognized on the floor regarding the issue of gun control, the two young men were ultimately expelled from their elected positions.

Our city was outraged! Being a community leader, Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, was certainly outraged as well.

Battling the pains of stage four lung cancer (with its array of other ailments) Rev. Fuzz spent all day Saturday morning in the hospital emergency room. “I was experiencing excruciating pain where my heart is located,” said Rev. Fuzz. “I thought it was heartburn for three days, but after it didn’t improve after taking a whole bottle of Pepto Bismol I surrendered to going to the emergency room. After many tests, it was concluded I had strained a chest muscle. So I’m back to play with pain and stay in the game.”

Although his health issues are indeed a problem, he is committed to the ills of the Tenn. governing body. The pain that it causes the community is a ministry that Rev. Fuzz advocates for consistently.

“I was determined to support Justin Jones on Monday. Hundreds of people texted that they saw me on TV news, but hopefully they didn’t see the pain. The day after supporting Justin was a difficult time of recuperating and regaining energy to fight on, but I’ve decided to win the game. There’s gonna be times that you play through the pain. No excuses, just take the shot or turn the ball over.”

Rev. Enoch Fuzz has decided that he will continue through whatever comes up. He will win the game. Without a doubt, he supports the needs of his community.

In like manner, Justin Jones has played with an exorbitant amount of pain for many years also.    While his pain is not physical, mental pains must be taken into account when staying in the game to win for the masses.

Keep the city council and the state legislature in your prayers as young people arise to make a difference for the future. Pray for peace and justice in the fight for equality, because it’s a constant battle. Even when there’s pain in the game, stay in to win!

During this season, continue to pray and take all possible safety precautions.

Keep praying for Rev. Fuzz in his health and healing. Pray, share and be encouraged by the postings and weekly readings of ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’

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