One small child Jesus called,
set in the middle of the grown-ups' circle:
"Welcome him, welcome her,
and then you are welcoming me."
Upside down, downside up,
go our perceptions of who's the greatest:
"Take my word,
trust my word
as readily as this small child."
"Take my hand, understand--
this is the model for the kingdom people.
Blessed are you,
all of you
who come to me like this small child."