And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Ormond McGill wrote the forward to my Professional Hypnosis Training Manual. What a thrill it was to read the rave reviews he gave my work.
Mr. McGill is the original ethical stage hypnotist, he was also one of the kindest, most decent and gentle souls to grace this Earth. A dear longtime friend and I miss him daily.
I learned much from the old master. Not only about hypnosis, though his teaching in that arena was monumental in my career. But about charity.
Charity goes beyond dropping an envelop into the plate when it's passed on Sunday. Beyond donating tax write off dollars or volunteering at a local faith based food bank for the needy.
Ormond was charitable in ways that were almost invisible. Humble to a fault. Willing to give credit he deserved to every young hypnotist like myself.
Ormond's charity knew no bounds. Always complimentary. Always understanding and willing to offer a helping hand or consoling word.
Ormond was devoid of professional jealousy. He loved all hypnotists and wanted each and everyone to succeed. And that is what I learned from the old man. Charity of the heart and spirit.