Everyone’s a Critic

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Moses Striking the Rock and Bringing Forth the Water, ©Chagall, Marc 1985, Painting

In our faith journey we may identify with the Israelites.
We might start with a clear calling.
Then move on knowing God is with us
but after a time that sense is dulled – forgoten.
We loose sight of the call,
question – doubt – complain.
Waiting for a response.
Then a response from God.
For the Israelites in Exodus 17:1-7 God’s response came as water springing from a rock to bring life in the wilderness.
After they had lost sight of why they were on that journey to the promised land.
They set off again knowing God is with them.
This will not be the last time they complain.
They will again grow anxious and fearful.
They like us will journey again
With a clear calling from God
Then move on knowing God is with us
But after time that sense is dulled – forgoten
We loose sight
Question – doubt – complain.
And wait for a response.

Exodus 17:1-7 (NRSV)
From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarrelled with Moses, and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’ Moses said to them, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?’ But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?’ So Moses cried out to the Lord, ‘What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.’ The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.’ Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarrelled and tested the Lord, saying, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’

 

Draw closer to us,
our God, Rock, and Redeemer,
for our travels have made us thirsty,
our trials have made us weary,
our tribulations have pushed us apart;
leaving us longing for the nourishment and refreshment that only you can provide.
Amen.

-©Seasons of the Spirit

Water Flowing, Prayerful Colouring, ©Mark Hewitt 2017

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River Sunday

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Untitled, ©Nina Luscombe 2017, Watercolour on paper

As our last week of the season of creation we have had a focus on rivers, and on water.

Water is life for us as humans but also for our creation. It was the beginning of life and the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and the beginning of new life for us through baptism. But water is a resource we have not always looked after and appreciated.

Water can be gentle, still and peaceful, but water is powerful. With enough time water can wear away a mountain, or smooth the edges of a rough stone. With enough small moments and small steps, God can smooth the rough edges in our lives and transform us.

With enough small moments and steps we can help transform others lives. And with enough small actions by enough people we can help to positively transform creation.


Nina Luscombe, 24 September 2017
at The Corner Uniting Church, Warradale, South Australia.

In Genesis 1:26-28 God makes humankind in God’s image and gives humanity rule over all creation. At times, this has been used as justification to use the earth for our own purposes and profit. But we can understand ‘rule’ over creation as responsibility for creation. That we are called to not to be rulers over this world but caretakers of it.

 

This morning we have a focus on water. Water that is life.

Water that makes up 60% of the human body.

And the human body can only survive about 3 days without.

Water that is 70% of our earth.

96.5% of it in the oceans.

And only 1% of it drinkable and accessible.

Water that is life that we cannot live without.

And water that we fail to take care of at times.

Water that isn’t safe and accessible for 663million people on the earth.

Water that 70% of industrial waste in developing countries is dumped into untreated.

Water that is too polluted in 40% of lakes in the US to sustain aquatic life.

Water that 6 million tons of garbage, mostly plastic is dumped into every year.

Water that is so unsafe to drink it kills more people every year that all forms of violence, including war.

 

This morning we take time to pray for creation, not just water but the whole earth. And to pray for those people affected by the impacts of climate change, pollution, erosion, land clearing, extinction of animals, floods, cyclones, droughts and many more things.

Time for reflection

We finish this time of prayer not in despair of the state of our world by with hope of the small actions we can take to make a difference and with the knowledge that small actions by everyday people all over the world can make change.

Amen.

 

-Nina Luscombe 2017

Wilderness/Outback Sunday

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Bird over Glen Helen Gorge, ©Dee Vawser 2016, Photograph

Although the world we live in currently is a pretty dangerous and devastating wilderness, it is a place where God is, where Christ has been, and where the Spirit continues to accompany us with comfort and guidance.

We find ourselves in the wilderness, Lord Jesus,
and we are aware of others in this same wilderness.
You meet us there and we know your love and comfort.

We find ourselves, Lord Jesus, in the wilderness caused by our loneliness,
and we are aware of others who are struggle to find friendship and support.
You meet us in the wilderness and your love comforts us.
Show your love to the others with us in this wilderness,
and show us ways we can care for them when they are near.

We find ourselves, Lord Jesus, in the wilderness caused by extreme weather,
and we are aware of others overwhelmed by storm,
particularly those in the Caribbean and the Florida.
You meet us in the wilderness and your love supports us.
Show your love to those who are most effected,
and the emergency, government and charity personnel on the scene.
Show us ways to care even from this distance.

We find ourselves, Lord Jesus, in the wilderness of natural disaster,
and we are aware of others devastated by earthquake, fire and flood,
particularly those in Mexico, California and Italy.
You meet us in the wilderness and we know your love holds us.
Show your love to people in these places and circumstances.
Show us ways to care so they don’t feel isolated.

We find ourselves, Lord Jesus, in the wilderness of a broken world,
And we are aware of others whose lives and families
are destroyed by violence and war.
You meet us in the wilderness and we know your love restores us.
Show your love to people in all situations of inhumanity and cruelty.
Show us ways to care so that they can experience peace in their living.

We find ourselves, Lord Jesus, in the wilderness of illness and anxiety,
and we are aware of others who likewise distressed.
You meet us there and we know your loveheals us.
Show your love to all who are ill and anxious.
Show us ways to care particularly for these people known to us.

In every wilderness
you, Lord Jesus, show the presence of God
who makes the waters break forth and the desert blossom.
Transform us, so that we can transform the world for you

Amen

 

-Graham Vawser 2017

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Old Railway sleeper at Moonta, Prayerful Colouring, ©Graham Vawser 2014.

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Promises

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Grace alights freely and gently as a butterfly on a careworn hand, ©Rob Stoner 2017, Watercolour

My water colour painting of a butterfly sitting on a hand, surrounded by these words, “Grace alights freely and gently as a butterfly on a careworn hand” encapsulates all that I want to say this morning. Because, whatever the Gospel is about, it is always about grace. It doesn’t matter a fig how grace works because the only thing to grasp is that grace arrives from God freely, alighting gently on every careworn life.

This is at the heart of Paul’s exposition of grace in his letter to the Romans where he writes, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”. I think that this is one of the most amazing, most beautiful, sentences in Scripture revealing that without fail, from God’s perspective, all are recipients of grace, all are now freed from any condemnation by God. Grace is universal.

This is illustrated in the Parable of the Sower where Jesus reveals that the word of God, his very presence, is sown liberally everywhere in the world, not just into places where God thinks it might be productive, but even into unproductive, hostile, and destructive situations. What a difference it makes to our mission if we understand that Jesus is already present in the situations into which we go; if we can see that the butterfly of grace has already alighted upon the people whom we meet, and we only need to help them open their eyes to this truth.

And in the following parable, about weeds among the wheat, Jesus reminds us that it’s not our business to decide who is in the kingdom and who is not because amongst the good seed of the kingdom there are weeds which are not only permitted to keep on growing but are forgiven for their badness, forgiven for their opposition to the work of God’s kingdom. Once again, grace alights freely and gently as a butterfly on a careworn hand.


Rob Stoner, 23 July 2017
at The Corner Uniting Church, Warradale, South Australia.

Jesus told his followers this parable:

‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’

A reflection on this parable which you can use in your own garden or when out anywhere in God’s creation:

Look at the plants you see.

Which of them are good plants and which are weeds?
[A weed may be defined as a plant that is useless, troublesome or noxious; one that grows profusely and may exclude or injure plants that are desired.]

Look at the plants you consider good?
Are they always useful? Always desired wherever or however they grow?

Look at the plants you consider to be weeds?
Do they ever have any redeeming value or purpose?

Consider:
Do we sometimes assign people to be good or weeds?
How does your reflection on the plants above make you think about this?

Pentecost: like wind, like fire

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Like-Wind-Like-Fire-900.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Like Wind, like fire. © Mark Hewitt. Acrylic on paper 2017.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]With Like Wind, Like Fire, I imagine the Spirit’s arrival like a spark that is immediately fanned by the winds, it roars forward, sweeping through the landscape. Not unlike a bushfire. Yet this fire is not to be feared, it is not destructive but life bringing, life that would not otherwise take place. This is not unlike the Spirit’s action in our own life or in that of our Church. That is if we do not work hard to hinder or curb it. The Spirit of God will lead us into places, situations, that we could never have planned or believed ourselves capable. It will spark something to life that consumes us, in a good way. We need not fear but trust God. God knows what we are capable of more so than our self. May I suggest you spend some time gazing at the painting Like Wind, Like Fire, then read Acts 2:1-21. Reflect on the text, writing down key words that stand out. Then gaze again on Like Wind, Like Fire. Reflect again, what are any new insights? Is the Spirit of God leading you into something new or reaffirming a path you are currently on? You may wish to document that before entering a time of prayer.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed][cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Loving Creator,
Spirit-wind,
Flame of justice,
blow your Spirit upon us,
send it to challenge and comfort us,
let it be the lifeblood that pulses through our veins,
that we might be made whole and new. Amen.

© Seasons of the Spirit 4 June 17[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Pentecost-B-like-wind-like-fire.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Like Wind, like fire. Prayerful colouring © Mark Hewitt. 2017. Download to print & colour in for personal prayer.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

Living Stones – a poem

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-center”]During our worship service at The Corner, the mic was passed around and members of the congregation spoke of images that came to mind when they heard the phrase, ‘living stones’. This poem is inspired by some of those images.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Living Stones

We are
river stones
tumbled and polished, burnished
by living water

We are
unearthed fossils
revived
by the warm breath of God

We are
stalagmite and stalactite
reaching out to one other –
God and Adam in the Sistine Chapel

We are
skimming stones
skipping over translucent water
fuelled by joy

We are
meteors blazing
trailing tails like wedding veils
eager to answer God’s call

We are
rough cut stones
hewn to form a highway
the master builder placing us just so

We are
stones and dust and clay
divine spark-animated –
created and loved by God

And with Jesus as our cornerstone
we’re built into a spiritual house.
We are stones
we are living stones.

– Marianne Musgrove
May 2017[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_gap size=”900px”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Living-Stones-small.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text class=”cs-ta-right”]Living Stones, 1 Peter 2:2-10,
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Living Water

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/OverflowingWellColour.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Overflowing well, John 4:5-42, Mark Hewitt 2017, pencil & pen on paper.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Jesus asked of the Samaritan woman for some water. Braking cultural norms of the day by conversing & sharing with her. He then offered her living water in return. A living relationship with God.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed][cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Life-giving God,
sometimes we complain;
sometimes we come timidly and dare not ask;
sometimes we forget the amazing ways
you are with us.
And yet, still you offer us grace upon grace,
new life in abundant measure. Thank you. Amen.

Seasons of the Spirit , Lent Easter 2017[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 20px 0px 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/overflowing-well.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Overflowing Well, prayerful colouring, 2017

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New Growth

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MAH3246-Pano.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Sampson Flat Bushfire. 2-9 January 2015. 12 month regrowth. Kersbrook to One Tree Hill Road. Looking across Humbug Scrub.[/cs_text][cs_text]Easter Day
I travelled around the area burnt out by bushfire which is just outside the Adelaide city boundary for the first time – 5 weeks after the fire. I kept to the main roads quite an expansive area was burnt. The fire was not sparing and appeared random. The burnt landscape was all around. The fire lapping up to fences, up to the edge of school playground. Burning right up to waters edge of the Millbrook Reservoir. There was burnt earth & rocks, burnt trees & sticks, you could see the texture of the soil. All its little bumps & divots. The surface of the earth was exposed. Not only was the tree canopy missing but so was the undergrowth, the leaf litter, that thick blanket of natural mulch that protects the earth. All gone!
1 year later the burnt landscape was transformed. I struggled to find the point in which I photographed panoramas of humbug scrub. I had to rely on a rock I placed where my tripod was set up. Then had to move may vantage point as the new growth of the trees next to me blocked out by view. A New landscape was emerging before me. Built on what was there before. But this was new. Changed. It was not the same. What was there before was beautiful. What is now taking shape is also beautiful.

As a metaphor for events of Easter, Jesus was thrown into the fire & burnt on Good Friday.
Betrayed & abandoned by many. Left to the authorities who collaborated in power & did their worst.
Yet death did not stop Jesus.

John 20:1–18 is clear!
Jesus is not to be found among the dead, but among the living.
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Burnt

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DSC_0179-Pano-2.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Looking to Humbug Scrub. Sampson Flat Bushfire. South Australia. Mark Hewitt
2-9 January 2015. 5 weeks later.[/cs_text][cs_text]Good Friday. This land is familiar with fire & being burnt. Bushfires can be started by lightning or by deliberate or careless human acts, this is common in this land. Fire traditionally has also been used to manage this landscape.
We started this Lenten journey in the bushfire season when a major fire had spread across this state only weeks earlier. We use the imagery of being burnt by fire as a metaphor for the dark time that Jesus went through in his trials & execution on the Cross. We also use the burning of fire as a metaphor for the dark & difficult times that we face or may find around us.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

Ash through Lent

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We started the season with an Ash Wednesday service with the ash of burnt palms from an earlier Palm Sunday. Ash crosses made on our foreheads as mark of devotion. Each week during Lent we will have Charcoal (burnt willow stick) illustration linked to lectionary readings.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/OodnadattaTrackcharcoal-e1456462567355.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Landscape along Oodnadatta Track, South Australia. Charcoal drawing, Mark A Hewitt, Feb 2016.
Lent 1 Yr C, Jesus in the wilderness, Luke 4:1-13.

[/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.faithintersectinglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/CleansingFireColour-e1456462592188.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]Cleansing Fire, Charcoal drawing with added digital colour, Mark A Hewitt, Feb 2016.
Lent 2 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18. Covenant between God, Abram & Sarai sealed with fire.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]