Traditions vs obedience

Mark 7:9 -And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!

We hold so hard to our traditions that we confuse them with the commands of God. I have been leading an Internet Campus at for the last 1 1/2 years. It has forced me to define what is the true church and what is just our traditions. I don't want to dishonor God, and at the same time I never want to limit how we spread His gospel to the world. I have found that our man-made traditions can be a powerful thing, and they can so easily be labeled as God's design. Being clear on the distinction between God's commands and our traditions is a worthy goal.