Religious complacency

1. The present stage of the ecumenical way is not one with which the churches can rest content. There is a real danger that they will regard fraternal relationships and cooperation as sufficient or the continued existence of differences as intractable. Such a conclusion would tempt them to be satisfied with a consolidation of the achievements of past decades rather than to renew their commitment for the common journey. The ecumenical movement would then cease to be a movement of renewal leading toward the goal of unity embracing faith and order, worship and sacraments, mission and service.

2. There is a danger that Christians may be satisfied with charitable type giving (whether by individuals or governments) when justice demands coming to grips with the root causes of the conditions which require such giving. Those with the greater resources and abilities have the greater obligations.

(F) Fuzzy exceptional problems