Morbus Sabbitcus is a disease peculiar to certain “church members.” Here are some of its symptoms:
1. It never interferes with the appetite.
2. It never lasts more than twenty-four hours at a time.
3. No physician is ever called.
4. It has no physical symptoms but ultimately proves fatal to the soul.
5. It is highly contagious. Husbands have been known to give it to wives, wives to husbands, children to parents, parents to children, and friends to friends, etc.
The disease usually comes on suddenly every Sunday. No ill effects are felt on Saturday night, and the patient awakes on Sunday feeling fine. He eats a hearty breakfast. About 9:00 a.m. the attack comes on—sometimes earlier—and lasts until around noon when it gradually begins to abate.
When the alarm sounds on Monday morning, the patient is able to make it to work as usual with no further symptoms. However, it has a tendency to recur on the following Sunday morning (Hebrews 10:24-25).