one thing to be careful is to get into a mode of “rating” our confessions.
Instead: we go to Confession to please God!
sometimes it’s God’s will that we are giving consolations, feelings when we do this…but very often not.
So we simply go anyway! We put our shoulder into every confession, doing a good exam, making sure we don’t wrap too much story into our sins (potential excuses creep in) and we go in contrite (not a feeling, but a decisive movement of the will to not sin again, a decision made between the intellect and the will to not sin again).
Sometimes “feelings” of sorrow accompany us…and sometimes theyre “missing in action”…no worries…we go to the Father (through the presence and actions of the priest) to ask for forgiveness.
Beware of feelings.
this is called “purity of intention”…we occasionally need to “purify our intention” (ask God’s help to do this too!)…so that when we go in…our intention is simply to love God, to please Him with our simplicity, sincerity, and childlike sorrow.