The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, equal to the other Persons in the Godhead. But, like the Father Who planned all things, and the Son Who came to redeem, the Spirit has His own special functions as well. One of those is to enable Christians to love.
Seldom do you hear about this all-important function. Yet, it could not be written more plainly on the pages of the Bible. And it could not be more important. Here are Paul’s words on the subject:
We need not be ashamed of hope because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who was given to us.
It is only through the Spirit’s power to do so that we can fulfill the two great commandments, to love God and our neighbor. Sure, the world thinks that it knows what love is all about. Hollywood, magazines, TV sitcoms, and the like thrive on the subject. But none of them has the slightest idea of what Paul was talking about.