Why do we do what we do? Have you ever thought that doesn't matter? That it was enough to just do it? If you think of everything in terms of just ritual, you may have religious thinking. Let's look at what Jesus said.
Mat 23:25 "How horrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You clean the outside of cups and dishes. But inside they are full of greed and uncontrolled desires.
Mat 23:26 You blind Pharisees! First clean the inside of the cups and dishes so that the outside may also be clean.
Life in Christ includes the why. Life in Christ, is from the inside out. Religion is trying to go from the outside in. Yet that doesn't work. It ends up being false while inside there is a lot of dirt, grime and other things.
Christ wants to make us new and clean on the inside. Then what happens through us will be full of joy and life!