I’ve booked a confession after preparing it. But because it not on the day I booked it I have thrown it away and now I have to start again. I been doing confession for 25 years so I know what its all about for me.
But my current problem is that how do I seperate my feelings and sins or put them as sins rather than feelings? The priest does know exactly what is going off for me and I know at the last confession said they are not really sins. I never had that said before (apart from xmas which I knew to begin with wasn’t really the right place but it was how I wanted to move forward with something). I don’t mind him saying they aren’t really sins if that is just his style-for me, but,but how do I make it a proper confession when physically I haven’t done anything wrong but thoughts and feelings well hmm but he knows all that.
Ps I am Anglican so not worried by the Absolution as you guys are etc is more about how to present it and we don’t have venile or whatever it is you all mention or if we do I haven’t ever presented my confession like that and none of the priests have ever suggested in any form that I should. But I know I haven’t physically done anything wrong but my thoughts haven’t always been all there and its how to word all that. I do tend to read it from the paper so I don’t get emotional or anything as of the Jesuits spritiual exercises kind of suggest we do at the end of each day. Just non judgementally reflect … But a part of me is worried he might say they aren’t really sins again and if that is just his way of being kind or something I don’t mind but thoughts are sins otherwise why do we ask for forgiveness for them in the services?