By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, April 20: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting and Miri Mayor Adam Yii today spread messages of peace and love in conjunction with Easter Sunday.
Ting said the people should remain united to ensure that peace and harmony continued to prevail, while Yii urged Christians in the city to continue spreading love.
“Everyone is free to openly practise their traditions and religions without any hindrances, and we thank God for such harmony and unity in Sarawak,” said Ting in his message.
“As we celebrate the Holy Week, it is with great pleasure and joy when we receive messages from friends of all races wishing us Happy Easter,” he said.
This is indeed a beautiful reflection of the multi-racial and multi-religious spirit in Sarawak, Ting added.
“All this is due to the good governance of our government working together with all the people of Sarawak,” he pointed out.
Yii also prayed that all Christians would take this Easter opportunity to foster love and care for their families, friends and colleagues.
“Please spread the Easter message of hope and love to those in society who are suffering so that they know there are people who care and love them,” said Yii.
Those who are suffering need to hear this message of hope, he added, and Easter is the most appropriate time to spread this message to those who are suffering from physical pain, emotional distress, material poverty and loneliness in life.
“We need to reach out to them, show kindness to them and offer them our friendship and help them overcome or lessen their burdens and pain in whatever way possible,” said Yii.
Easter Sunday is when Christians all over the world commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago, three days after he was crucified on the day that is now being celebrated as Good Friday.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday are among the holiest days in the Christian calendar. — DayakDaily