(Romans 15:7, NRSV)
Invariably, though, over time something happens. Routine service becomes average. Management loses the spark that was there when the restaurant first opened. The food somehow degrades to mundane, or worse, unreliable. What is now customary is no longer extraordinary; customary becomes mundane, or worse, mediocre. I no longer want to go back. What is needed is a radical step to reclaim that excitement, that original enthusiasm, that initial energy. Radical means a significant departure from the usual or customary, and a radical move is needed particularly when usual or customary is no longer motivated by striving for the extraordinary.