Hey everyone. I need some help.
I’ve been struggling with a habitual sin, masturbation. I don’t necessarily think it’s an addiction, mostly because I can go a fair amount of time --2 weeks-- without committing it. I’ve been going to confession, daily Mass, and praying in order to stop it.
I was recently fighting the temptation to commit the sin when I finally lost. I feel really upset and guilty now. I feel so bad for having offended God. I really wish I could just go back in time to stop myself from doing it.
I’m really, truly, and honestly sorry for committing this sin. I continuously ask God for forgiveness, but I’m afraid I cannot receive it without going to confession.
I would like to go to daily Mass tomorrow, but I’m afraid I can’t receive the Eucharist without committing sacrilege. I really want forgiveness of my sins so that I may receive it. Is there a way I can receive absolution of my sins without going to confession? I know it’s possible to pull the priest aside before Mass to ask for a quick 5 minutes, but I feel so embarrassed, I don’t want to.
If I wasn’t clear on anything or you need more information, please let me know. Thank you all.