Isn’t Peace one of the greatest gifts to offer a friend? Peace be with you, He said. This key piece of emotional and mental health Is undoubtedly an important life ingredient… So much so that He held it dear And offered it to His close friends In His first words when He paid them an unexpected visit In His resurrected and glorified new state of being. Peace … may it be personal or collective Peace … the contrary of a troubled mind Peace … the antidote of panic Peace … the opposite of war. When panic and trouble wreak havoc On individual minds… When war and injustice leave damaging effects In places and communities… Peace stands as a pure remedy The most important one in our lives The opposite of desolation The true synonym of consolation. Peace be with you, He said. The greatest gift to a friend The best present that really matters The best gift that brings order and harmony To our hearts and minds And to a world plagued with dysfunctions.