"The Intelligence of Germs"

Some years ago I listened to a radio broadcast of a talk by Earl Nightingale on "The Intelligence of Germs." He related the findings of some efficiency experts in their studies of absentee problems among employees of large companies.

One way of interpreting the results of their findings was that, apparently, sickness-producing germs were very intelligent! They found, for example, that businesses with very generous sick-pay benefits had a much higher percentage of absenteeism than companies with lesser benefits. No doubt the germs knew not to pick on those poor workers whose company would not provide for them! Those experts also found that there was more sickness among employees on the days just prior to the weekend, and much less sickness on Mondays than at any other time. Conclusion - Those intelligent and beneficent germs knew it was more convenient for workers to be stricken toward weekends! They were also smart enough to leave their victims in time for working hours the following Monday!

I strongly suspect that these brilliant bacteria have been to work on some of us. They seem to judiciously avoid afflicting us until late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Those benevolent bugs know that Sunday is the only day some of us can afford to be laid up. But these venerable viruses invariably fly the coop at the sound of Monday morning's alarm clock!

Of course, someone might be so crude as to suggest that we are just manufacturing excuses for not attending services. But we meet the mere breath of such suspicions with denials and counter-charges of "judging" and "meddling." Therefore, based on the evidence, we must be forced to the conclusion that congregations have been invaded by a strain of highly intelligent germs! Brethren, beware!!!