“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12).
What an enlightening reminder to the church that Jesus wasn’t some kind of religious fuddy-duddy or heavenly kill-joy. For children and the multitudes to have been drawn to him, at the very least, means that there was something attractive and winsome about his personality. Long faces of perpetual gloom and doom are a poor representation of Good News. Have a faith that shines.