If this truly is the meaning of life, then somehow we all must try and grasp it and live it out better. With terrorist threats all over, divorces happening in half of our families, selfishness at an all-time high, the Devil is doing a good job of messing up our thinking of love. Which brings us back to Pentecost.
Pentecost is a Jewish holiday, but it is also the day that the Holy Spirit came into His temple, the people of the church. If we are a Christian, we have the Holy Spirit and His power in us.
The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Ephesian Christians near the end of his life that tells us how important this event is. In the third chapter Paul prays for these Christians that they would have the power of the Holy Spirit inside of them so that they would have a real knowledge of just how big the love of Jesus is, so that they may be filled up to all the fullness of God, the Father.
Maybe this being filled up to all the fullness of God could also be viewed as how or why we should live: to love as Jesus loved. If so, the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Jesus that Paul talked about is far too big for us to understand if we don’t have the power given to us by the Holy Spirit.
Let God’s Spirit be powerful in your life to help you to live as He, the creator, has designed us to, not by people’s standards, but by God’s. Love God, then love people.
They will know we are Christians by our love.