“A tree which is broken or diseased does not produce good fruit. If the sap is not flowing freely, the tree is not functioning as a whole and healthy organism. It needs to do so if it is to bear fruit, for the fruit is an expression of the whole tree. This analogy tells us a great deal about the moral life. Ethics is not just a matter of following a set of rules or performing certain duties. It is a function of being healthy, of operating normally and with integrity.”

Stratford Caldecott