Forgot to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday

I forgot today (Ash Wednesday) and had a piece of meat. I feel awful about it now, but I’m wondering what I should do. Should i go to confession or just pray about it? Any advice would be appreciated.

Sin requires knowingly chosing to do wrong. Since you honestly forgot, it’s not a sin. You could abstain tomorrow though if you wanted the benefit of full day of abstaince?

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