Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.
Every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.
.. Religion either produces the very best people or the very worst.
.. Organized religion is no longer good news for most people, but bad news indeed. It set us up for the massive atheism, agnosticism, hedonism, and secularism we now see in almost all formerly Christian countries.