The Rav often talked about the idea of the "chosen people." What he said is that those of us with a spiritual consciousness, those of us who are able to look at each day for the energy and opportunity for growth that lies within it, are "chosen" to bring Light to the world, to be vehicles of kindness, acceptance, and human dignity.
To use the phrase "chosen people" means that we’re chosen for a job, and this job is to be the kind of person about whom others say, "You know, that person doesn’t have a lot, but whatever they’ve got, they’ve tried to use to bring peace to others."
This is what we were chosen for. And if we do not take this road, if we turn our backs on the spiritual tasks we have been given, who, then, will do them for us?