Welcome to the website of Harry Hunter, author of Christian fiction.
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This website contains lots of acrostics that can be freely used in church magazines and similar miscellanies, as well as for personal enjoyment. Harry’s distinctive device is the ‘rhyming acrostic’.
Harry Hunter is the pen name of a retired academic who lives with his wife (and cat) at West Kilbride on the Ayrshire coast.
Harry also writes books (follow the Books tab at the top). His new novella – “The Kilfinan Treasure” – was published on 21st March 2019 by Instant Apostle.
For April I have written an acrostic on ‘Maundy Thursday’. Perhaps one of the lesser understood days in the church calendar, it commemorates the last supper, when Jesus gave his famous command (‘mandatum’) to the disciples – And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34). This is more than just an isolated command, however, as Jesus instructs his disciples more generally on how to continue after he has gone.
Imagine, your leader sends you out to take on the might of the Roman empire, and the only weapons he gives you are love, remembrance and humility.
Meeting for Passover one final time,
A sacrifice awaiting a traitor’s crime,
Upstairs, a haven from the fickle crowd,
Night wrapped you tight in its ink black shroud.
Dipping your matzah in the blood red wine
You became quick branches in the Saviour’s vine.
Take, eat of my body, drink of my blood
He commanded. How little you understood;
Uneasily, you let him wash your feet.
Remembrance, from now, would be bittersweet –
Suffering in joy, receiving in giving,
Death to self as a way of living.
A final command, ever old and ever new –
You were to love one another as He had loved you.
A useful tip! If you are copying acrostics for use elsewhere please check that the initial letter of each line remains highlighted, or else readers often don’t realise it’s an acrostic.
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