Traditions bring a sense of comfort, familiarity and belonging. They are a link which provides us with a sense of worth, identity and assurance that we are part of something larger than ourselves. We hand them down from generation to generation and sometimes they become sacred.
We see in the life of Jesus that He would often challenge the religious traditions of His day. There is a story of an encounter Jesus had with a Samaritan woman where He begins to shift a long held tradition and in the process, shape our understanding of how we approach God in worship.