Today we complete our reading of the Decree on Ecumenism.
Article 23 brings together the discussion on Christ (article 20), Scripture (article 21) and Baptism (article 22) to speak of the Christian life our separated brethren are striving to live. Even if they do not always come to the same conclusions, they share the desire to follow Christ and thus the moral life in Christ is a good srating point for dialogue.
Article 24 concludes the document with a final summation and exhortation. It importantly includes a warning against false ecumenism which would white-wash our differences and actually harm efforts at builiding unity as a result.
Here are the footnotes:
41. Col. 3, 17.
42. Rom. 5, 5.