The Moral Constraints on Action

“It is easier to understand the moral constraints on action when we believe that there is someone to whom we owe responsibility, that we are not owners of the planet, and that we are covenantally linked to those who will come after us. Like the planter of the carob tree, we act so that those who come after us will have a world to enjoy as we did.”

The Dignity of Difference, p. 147