I just went to confession today and felt relieved after (ostensibly) receiving absolution. For the whole day I was pretty happy, but when I went to Mass and before communion, I suddenly realized that I don’t remember hearing the words of absolution/being absolved.
I’ve been trying to recall and recreate in my mind the last moments of that confession so I could be sure that I received absolution. I (sort of) recall making the sight of the cross. And the priest said “Go in peace” and I thanked him afterwards. But before that, my memory is a bit fuzzy. It could be because the sound quality in the confessional didn’t make it totally audible for me. It could also be because I was distracted during the actual giving of absolution because I was thinking about what the priest just said, and I was having a lot of emotions about that particular confession. It could be because I was stressed because I had to attend a difficult class afterwards. Bottomline is that I couldn’t remember if I received absolution or if the priest said the words of absolution because, perhaps, I didn’t listen as intently as I should have. But as far as I recall, everything was right about the confession. It’s just that at that point (of all times!) that my memory right now is fuzzy.
I’m not saying that the priest DIDN’T absolve me or said the words of absolution. What I’m saying is that I DON’T REMEMBER if he did. Should I go to confession again, or am I just being scrupulous? Thanks!