New life at Easter, through BM Bibles

Baptism and First Communion for about 30 Sabahans at Easter vigil in KL, attended by Teresa Kok, MP for Seputeh and Selangor executive councillor. “They know their faith through BM Bibles,” she said. Half the mass, including readings and prayers, was in Bahasa Malaysia.

At St Francis Xavier Church in Petaling Jaya, outgoing parish priest Fr Simon Yong, lamented the commercialisation of Easter into a celebration of the Easter Bunny and related a story of a young retarded boy to whom an empty Easter egg represented the empty tomb — the promise of new life. Then Fr Simon light-heartedly flung chocolate Easter eggs into the congregation, to much amusement, with the remark “These won’t bring you new life”.

Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the central tenet of Christian faith.