For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.
Within Christ there is truly no religious human accomplishment that has any value. Ritualistic performance is worthless. Faith in and of Christ is of ultimate worth. He is our Faith and as we assent to His “realness” and trustworthiness we are saved by His accomplishment and His essence. We have Faith in the one who is real and trustworthy and at the same time receive His faith in some wonderfully mysterious way. It is faith in Christ and the faith of Christ that truly saves us. The expression of this faith will not be seen in some ritualistic religious act. It will be expressed every single moment through a life of love. A love first and foremost for Christ that flows (super)naturally to others. Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.