The so-called rolling stones of the world have
been the saviours of mankind. They have been subjected to
wrath, persecution, and even the cross, but were it not for these
persons, who were wiling to stand the sneers, hatred and disgrace
of the world, we would today be living metaphorically in the stone
The law of the infinite demands progress and advancement,
yet a great majority of mankind accept as truth the time-worn
platitude that "The rolling stone gathers no moss" as if
it were a paramount virtue to be a moss back. This belief withholds
great blessings from man, and it is time for this nonsensical
saying to be consigned to oblivion, along with the unsupported
belief that three-score-years-and-ten are the allotted span of
Millions are holding to old beliefs, wrapped in
ancient creeds and dogmas that do not in any way satisfy
them. Their souls are starving, but they fear to cut their
anchorage, afraid of being thought a rolling stone. It is
better not to be anchored except during a storm. It is far
better to drift with the tide of human thought and advancement, to
keep your mind open to new thought and new ideals. Keep the
windows of your would wide open to the inflow of each new idea,
each new truth. Stale food of any kind is not
life-giving. If it takes the refrigeration of conservatism
to keep it from spoiling, it is not Truth. The real Truth
needs no refrigeration. It is self-preservative.
Photographs are not taken on used negatives, but on fresh ones,
otherwise the picture would be a composite one and blurred.
It is the clear outline, the positive path, that leads to success.
To roll gracefully from one belief to another, to
change from one business position to another, is progress and
advancement. It is a virtue, not a fault. It spells
efficiency and success. Often when business life is started,
the first admonition of parents to their son is "Don't be a
rolling stone; take one position and stick to it," but this
is antiquated advice. If the person has visualized success
and holds to that ideal, it may be necessary to make any number of
changes before the desired results are reached. If the
proper ideals are held with persistency, each change should bring
the goal nearer, as the ladder of success is mounted round by
round. A rolling stone loses its rough edges and acquires
Keep on rolling. Out of old beliefs, old
creeds; out of arid and barren pastures, roll into new thoughts,
better positions and higher ideals. Even though the rolling
bay be attended by hard bumps, loss of friends and suffering, bear
them patiently. They are the inevitable pains of progress.
Roll out of the belief that
three-scores-years-and-ten are the allotted span of life.
Roll from age to youth --from weakness to strength. Keep on
rolling --out of malice to kindness, --out of hate to love, --out
of failure to success.
Roll and roll on until you reach "Pastures
green, beside the still waters" until you are at peace with
yourself and the world, and possess all the good things the world
can give, --health, wealth and happiness. Blessed are the
rolling stones, the saviours of the world.