“Break the Tradition”
We thank you, God, for the traditions that have been handed down to us over the years and even over the centuries and even over the millennia. Help us to respect and to follow them as is appropriate but help us also to know why we respect and follow them.
And when we decide that we should or must move away from and even discard a tradition, help us to do so because we are led to do so by the spirit, grace, love, and liberty that are ours in Jesus Christ our Lord and not because we are led to do so by arrogance, contrariness, or novelty.
“Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, ‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.’” (Matthew 15:1-2)