Again and again let us conjure up in our soul the necessity of feeling that this small number of men that is now living in the very midst of a materialistic world and is led through its Karma to the possibility of grasping mankind’s most important task for the future, that this small number of men is called upon to fulfill important, most important tasks, through its soul-life.
We should realize without any pride, we should realize modestly and humbly the great difference between a soul that is gradually finding its way into the spiritual world, and all the people outside, who have not the slightest idea of this, who are, above all, NOT WILLING to have any idea of it.
This fact should not merely arouse in us discouraging and painful feelings, but produce feelings that incite us to continue our work with increasing energy and to work faithfully within the stream of spiritual science, to which we were led through our Karma.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 168 – The Moment of Death and the Period Thereafter – Leipzig, 22nd February, 1916
Previously posted on October 18, 2015