Galatians 6:11-18 (ESV)
See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.  It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.  For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.  But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.  And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
A new creation. That is what we Christians are, a new creation. Paul ends the letter on a Gospel note. He shows the hypocrisy of those who emphasize circumcision, they break the law. This tends to be true of all who emphasize some point of the law, and neglect the Gospel. Those who preach works, don’t do the works they need to. Those who preach the law don’t do the law. And I’ll be honest here neither do I. I don’t follow the law like I should. I don’t do as many good turns as I could. I walk around in a cloud of thought completely oblivious to those around me. And I’ll be honest again. I enjoin my parishioners to do good works, works I often fail to do myself. I preach the law to my congregation, the law I tend to break. But I don’t leave it there. Or I try not to. Actually once I tried to. I felt to guilty. I had to throw a “yeah but” in after the law. “Yeah but” you’ve been forgiven. And that is the best way to use a “yeah but” after the law, not after the Gospel. Yeah but you have been forgiven, me too.