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Eric O. Ledermann

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Thanks for stopping in. Pour yourself a cup o' jo, take a load off your feet, and check out what's here. You are looking at my ramblings about issues of faith, life and culture—they are my own and are not necessarily shared by those with whom I work, live or otherwise engage.

My journey has led my family and me across the country where I have been introduced to a lot of people and a lot of different ways of doing things. One passion, though, runs through all these experiences: building beloved and sustainable community. "Sustainable" community is kind of a strange notion, as communities (people) change constantly, and things are always in motion. So, the latest chapter of my life has led me to the notion of "impermanence"—not an idea that comes naturally in a culture that likes to build monuments to our greatness for future generations to view and admire. But, I'm trying to practice my awareness of impermanence—the idea that nothing is permanent, nothing is forever, and things are always in flux.

Feel free to share your comments and engage in any conversation that may be happening here, but just know that I do reserve the right to delete any spam or anything I deem inappropriate or offensive. I look forward to dialoguing with anyone who cares to dialogue!

Peace and blessings,
                   Eric Ledermann

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Why Do We Hate?

Why do we hate
    when it saps our energy
    when it kills our compassion
    when it requires so much of us

Why do we hate
    when we are afraid
    when we are unfamiliar
    when we are angry

Why do we hate
    when there are children dying
    when there are people suffering
    when we know it only adds
        to the global pain we all feel

Why do we hate
    when we say we are hungry for justice
    when we are thirsty to be recognized
    when we are seeking freedom
        (for whom?)

Why do we hate
    when we are called to compassion
    when we know the power of love is greater
    when we just want to be loved ourselves

Why do we hate?

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