One doesn't do life in the kingdom by accident. Nor do we do it by default. Intentional; that's a key involved in the true God-system.
I Corinthians 1:20-31 makes if very clear God will repeatedly stun us as to what works and how it works. His ways are of such superiority we find Jesus' statement to be truer day by day...only the babies get it.
I read a communication last week about Toby Slough's church. I've known of Toby for years; might have met him at some of our workshops. He's always been on the cutting edge of edges. The report said his congregation had implemented a passing of the plate where those who want to give give and those who need money take. In the church?
Their contributions have exploded!
What an idea. What a remarkable---can't possibly work---idea that....works.
It's this kind of faith I love to discover. We are (because we are simply people) so susceptible to rote. Traditions of men were a violation to the nature of Jesus; yet somehow we each feel fairly comfortable in justifying our own.
I encourage all of us to wonder. What is it God would do for mankind if only one person could think outside the church? What? May we continue to discover that as long as we have been around.....it hasn't all been discovered yet.