For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.
You cannot love by mere trying. Trial is the first stage in Christian development, but do not call yourself an expert Christian until the distinguishing Christian graces come to you in ways that are spontaneous, automatic, overflowing, consentaneous, symmetrical, and brood as the stream of life — until every thought and feeling has been subdued to the supreme will of God, which is love. When you have reached that condition, then you may call yourself an expert Christian.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.