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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.

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                   Eric Ledermann

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BlogPost: 15th Anniversary Reflection

Fifteen years ago yesterday it was Youth Sunday at the church where I grew up, Community Presbyterian Church of San Juan Capistrano, CA. As my wife of two years sat among the congregation that had loved, challenged, and sometimes tollerated me, I preached the morning sermon to encourage the graduating high school seniors. Then in the afternoon the community gathered to share in my being ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), threshold between a journey all of those present that day helped shape and a journey that was just beginning.

I am now serving the fourth church in this journey, having been deeply moved by so many people sharing their lives with me. It is an awesome thing to be asked to be present during people’s most tender life moments. It has been an amazing privilege. There have been many difficult and even painful days, weeks, and months as many people have also thrust their fear, anxiety, and even anger upon me—sometimes justified, but often times misdirected out of frustration. It has been a wild ride thus far.

Somehow, in the great mystery of the universe, I trust God has been there with every step. Sometimes, I’m sure, God cringed. Sometimes God seems to have been smiling. But all along I trust God has been trying to encourage me, strengthen me, and even push me beyond what I thought were my limits

1 comment to BlogPost: 15th Anniversary Reflection

  • Lawn Griffiths

    A hearty congrats, Eric. A great milestone and a fistful of memories and experiences. Your candor and authenticity are to be admired.

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