Reflecting on my last Confession, I don’t feel that I made a good examination of conscience prior to Confession. I just confessed the serious sins that “stuck out” in my mind. I wasn’t actually intending to withhold any mortal sins; I think it was more out of laziness that I didn’t make the effort. However I realized afterwards that I didn’t take a good enough look at my life to see other areas in which I may have gone wrong.
The day after my Confession, I remembered some sins that I committed years ago that may have been serious, and I would have confessed them had I thought of them. Have these sins been forgiven also, even though I should have made a better effort at remembering all of my serious sins before Confession?