The weather here in central Illinois has been a bit odd lately, with highs in the lower 60s and lows in the lower 30s. That temperatre isn't particularly unusal in these parts, but what is is that the temperature doesn't start falling until after 9:00 p.m. (and that's been a bit early). The late and sudden drop in temperatures has resulted in a heavy fog settling over the plains each morning for about the last week and a half or so.
This morning, though, the fog is unusally heavy and thick. Even in downtown Springfield, the fog is only now beginning to lift and it isn't expected to dissipate until sometime in the early afternoon.
At any rate, earlier this morning a friend posted a picture of Father Tolton's grave to Facebook, which he kindly has allowed me to share with you:
What I particularly like about it is the prominence of the cross, even in the dense fog. Let this image serve as a visual reminder for each of us that in the fog and mists of life that cloud our vision and confuse our thinking, let us remember that the Cross of our Lord is always present immediately in front of us, and that so long as we hold fast to it our vision and thinking will both be cleared.