Did I sin by looking?


#1

I tried this question yesterday, but I don’t think that it went through.

I was looking at some funny jokes and pictures sites. And they had some nude pictures too. Then I started looking at more of that stuff. I didnt look up porn sites, but i did look at some pictures of lingerie stuff and some body surgery pictures. I ended up looking at more naked pictures from those types of things. When I quit I felt guilty and prayed for God to forgive me, and I will try hard not to do it again (I want to stay away from all sugestive things). I wasnt thinking about sex, I was just looking, so I dont think that I was lusting.

I was planning on going to confession before Christmas. But I feel like I probably should go now. My mom was in an accident the other day and is in the hospital. I will probaly be going with the rest of my family up to see her Sat. afternoon, so I don’t think that I will be able to make it to confession. Is it ok for me to go to church and receive communion now. I will probably go tomorrow if we are home then, anyway. Sorry, Thanx.


#2

Hi,

It sounds like you became involved innocently enoung. Next time you need to be more careful. Those images can have a way of coming back in a very bothersome way. I don’t see any sin here.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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