Our View: Easter resonates in our mountains
Others shared in the spirit of the season, the season of rebirth, through a moment's reflection or perhaps through sharing the gifts of family and community and good works.
Easter is like that -- it reaffirms life, it offers a time of hope and it positions a world of opportunity before each of us.
For some, that opportunity may be limited through no fault of their own. For even in the Easter season, there are those -- like the Egyptian pharaohs of biblical time -- who would capture freedom only for themselves and deny it to others.
Today, millions of people live or have lived in a modern-day biblical Egypt, ruled by dictators and authoritarian regimes which offer no or limited options to those who are within their borders.
Some of their names are familiar: Raul Castro of Cuba, Jalal Talabani of Iraq, Bashar al-Assad of Syria, Kim Jong-un of North Korea or Xi Jinping of China.
Others are not so quickly recognized: Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea, Paul Biya of Cameroon or Sheikh Al Thani of Qatar.
Yet the Easter season contains an ancient message to share among all people -- and we in the High Country have the great fortune to reflect upon and share that message in a land where hope reaches the pinnacles of our mountains and beyond.