Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
Falls drop by drop upon the heart,
Until in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.
From “The Awful Grace of God,” a post “for the victims and the families of the victims of today’s shooting in Newton, Connecticut” on The Bully Pulpit yesterday: http://jrbenjamin.com/2012/12/14/the-awful-grace-of-god/