to say something even though you were intending to say something else. or someone misunderstanding what you mean when you say something.
i’ll give an example
I baked muffins for a bake sale at church today. I kept three aside for an older lady whom I’m friends with to give to. my dad had helped me with the muffins and he sort of changed the recipe a bit in a couple of the batches. I had tried one from one batch and wanted to try one of the other ones to see what the difference was. so I took one of the ones I was going to give away and was just nibbling. my dad saw me and asked me if I was taking a bite because he thought I was still giving it away which I answered no. in my mind, I meant to say no I wasn’t giving that one away anymore because I wanted to try it instead but I realized it came out as no, I’m not taking a bite, which was untrue… I did clarify quickly after.
this sort of thing happens all the time, i’ll say things even though in my head, I’m intending to say something else or the answers I give get misunderstood and the other believes I said something different then what I did.
am I falling in to the category of lying? or are they just misunderstandings and scrupulosity? I don’t know if I have keep going to confession every time this happens