Just to let you know, I am aware that one does not have to partake in both the Blood of Christ and His Body during Communion. Either part is sufficient by itself. However, I believe that I may have excused myself from the partaking in the Blood of Christ for reasons other than preference. The reason I bring this up is because, as my username implies, I have been known to be quite scrupulous. That is why I would like to ask my fellow Catholics before I even consider bothering my Priest. So, please bear with me here.
Please note, there was absolutely no other reason for me to not partake in the Blood of Christ other than the “bad reasons.” Those “bad reasons” are to a large extent popular pressure and to a lesser extent discomfort. By popular pressure, I mean that I noticed not many other people in my parish, including my family, partake in the Blood of Christ either, so I decided not to. What I mean by discomfort is that it has been awhile since I have partaken in the Blood of Christ and was somewhat unsure of how to do so especially when being pressured by someone waiting in line behind me. The combination of these reasons has led me to believe that I have refused to partake in the Blood of Christ because I was afraid of what others would think.
So, have I committed a mortal sin and should I go to confession? Should I motivate myself in the future to partake in the Blood of Christ? Also, if I should choose to refrain again, should I try to do it for the right reasons? I would appreciate your help.
Please forgive me for my scrupulosity and ignorance.