I was blessed to take Fr. Lazarus to some of his doctors appointments. On one particular visit, he went to see a new cancer doctor. The doctor asked him what kind of pain medication he was taking, explaining to me that often cancer patients would be on morphine.
Fr. Lazarus answer her, “An aspirin a day.”
She then said, “You have a cancer that is usually very painful… I mean what kind of pain medication for the cancer are you taking?”
Fr. Lazarus repeated, “An aspirin a day.”
She then turned to me and asked, “Father doesn’t understand… what kind of pain medication do you give him?”
I answered, “An aspirin a day.”
The doctor then sat down and said, “I don’t understand.”
Father Lazarus then stood up and said, “There are many things in this world that we will never understand.”
The doctor dismissed us saying that there was nothing for her to do but to call if there was a change.