THE besmirchment of holiness, the degradation of the sublime, "This I do ..." was indeed the one significant event above all others. And at the time, the pain which was met with, resounded out from the planet, extending beyond so as to be chanced upon by all of those amassed in the layers awaiting solemn outcome.
For it was truly at this time that it was possible that our beloved Globe may have been cracked and spent. That the violation which was borne unto Christ would retaliate back upon all life, which was but as His. . . and it was saved by Him.
Herein is remarkable account of that which was a twofold miracle for Man and his related Kingdoms. That by His Strength, His Might, His Determination and His Love, the world and all of its occupants were saved, saved for posterity and also saved from immediate disaster. This disaster passed by merely as an endarkened shudder, because of the choice made in the moment by our beloved Christ. For may He have been tempted to abandon those who did afflict Him poorly, too naive and proud to see His reality before them? And yet from all of this, one can speculate that Christ Himself beheld a vision for the outcome, for the continuance of His Humanity.
Little children so loved Him because they could see Him. Sometimes He would appear as much, much larger, and always smiling unto them. No grief, no condemnation, no whip or bat - and the infants were overcome with joy to play at His feet, and tug at His robe - as a little chap once, running after his Hero, found the fallen cloth and returned it. . .
Within these children, all children, was great and magnificent inspiration for our dear Lord. They were, as it were, His community in which His heart was eased, but also most potent. He need not speak to impart the treasured 'nuance' which was to follow into the world of thought thereafter. He need not reprimand the innocents, for it was they who knew Him, they who would willingly and gladly come to Him, as He to them.
Infant Man is and was adorable! It was the children which brought mercy to a world which perhaps, might have been given over to the proceeds of its own corruption. It is possible.
Yes, perhaps it is negligible to speculate upon this now, and yet the reality is, that were it not for direct intervention by Christ, on behalf of our physical world, it would have been torn and made separate to all of that which spiritually sustains it. This is no small matter; and of course too, there was the larger consideration of the original mission, for which all Men were valued and determined to be of worth. They were weighed and measured and accounted for.
It has been said repeatedly that Man has a future which is somewhat 'open-ended'. In honesty one may say that all things are possible, however today is a day when we do not try to consider the preponderations, but rather remember that Christ Himself has defined Man and endeavors to continue to do so.
Given this, men are not lent to insubordinate hierarchies, but truly coherent to a plan as laid down. Now, there are all of the usual considerations upon this thinking - allowing for exceptional spin-offs, deviations, etc. etc. - however one can say most firmly that the Vision of Man for Men shall be fulfilled.
The Vision of Christ brings to it those who are in accordance with Him, so that even if, for whatever reason, this generation of the World failed collectively to become Christ-men, those who were of Him are by His choice to remain and break away from the body to whom they are related. This is of course is in direct contrast, nay contradiction, to that provision as given by Christ for all Men, namely: He will not forsake them; but yet equally, He may not force their choosing, as this freedom was so afforded them by Him also.
We are in debt to Christ for this our spiritual and worldly life. This debt is uncalled upon, and although relinquished by He to whom we owe, it is a Christian reality to pronounce the tears of gratefulness, of thankfulness, for this our salvation.
He asks for nothing, but hopes for much, and they are potent hopes, mighty visions, if we are so inclined. Thank Christ we did not perish on that low day. We thank also the little children who did give representation of the true seed of Christ-men, as beheld in the future in great hope by our Lord.
Masters at Steiner's Esoteric Classes - July 9, 1904, Berlin. Stenographic notes by Franz Seiler: First a prayer spoken by Dr. Steiner. Then a remark that the masters are speaking through Dr. St...