At that time God said to Joshua, "Make stone knives and circumcise the People of Israel a second time." So Joshua made stone knives and circumcised the People of Israel at Foreskins Hill. Joshua 5:2-3 (TM)
Circumcision is never a comfortable subject for any of us in the male persuasion. I think it’s interesting that God chose to set Israel apart from their neighbors by differentiating the male sex organ. It would forever be a reminder to the men that they are called to be different than the other nations in their sexuality – especially in a time when sex was an integral part of the fertility cults around them. It’s a good reminder for me and for all men in a time when open sexuality without boundaries is thrust at us as "common" and "normal". We need to remember that sexuality is an important part of our being "in the world but not of it."