“God of My Life” Poem on Love by Karl Rahner

God of my life

Only in love can I find you, my God.
        In love the gates of my soul spring open,
        allowing me to breathe a new air of freedom
        and forget my own petty self.

In love my whole being streams forth
       out of the rigid confines of narrowness and anxious self-assertion,
       which makes me a prisoner of my own poverty and emptiness.

In love all the powers of my soul flow out toward you,
       wanting never more to return,
       but to lose themselves completely in you,
       since by your love you are the inmost center of my heart,
       closer to me than I am to myself.

But when I love you,
      when I manage to break out of the narrow circle of self.

—Karl Rahner

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