We Die Standing Up
Publication Date: November 14, 2022
On re-reading this book, Dom Hubert confessed "to being surprised at the tone of attack which runs through a lot of it." But he continues, "I would like to say in this connexion that any blows which are met with in these pages are primarily aimed at myself. All the more combative passages were occasioned by my saying to myself: 'This won't do-it's a misconception (or a mood or a willy) and must be exploded at once.' Then I have sat down and written my piece." Such a candid effort on the author's part results in short and powerful reflections on a variety of topics. Reflecting on the whole human person, body and soul, Dom Hubert highlights such issues as:
Summing up, Dom Hubert writes: "If the foregoing pages have any message at all it is an invitation to face the facts and not to lie down under modern pressures or ancient prejudices. There is such a lot that we take for granted and never for a moment question....If you watch and prayer you won't have the face to say you've never really seen the issues in their true terms. You won't have the face to plead the easy way out. Erecti moriamur. We have got to die, so let us die standing up."