The first imperative: Catholics and Lutherans should always begin from the perspective of unity and not from the point of view of division in order to strengthen what is held in common even though the differences are more
easily seen and experienced.
The second imperative: Lutherans and Catholics must let themselves continuously be transformed by the encounter with the other and by the mutual witness of faith.
The third imperative: Catholics and Lutherans should again commit themselves to seek visible unity, to elaborate together what this means in concrete steps, and to strive repeatedly toward this goal.
The fourth imperative: Lutherans and Catholics should jointly rediscover the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ for our time.
The fifth imperative: Catholics and Lutherans should witness together to the mercy of God in proclamation and service to the world.
As found in "From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017"
NEW BIRTH • LIVING HOPE
Joint "That They May Be One" Catholic / Lutheran Worship
Tuesday 14 November 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish
7112 South 12th Street, Tacoma WA 98465