My parents found weed in my apartment room and they were naturally upset about it. It was a very very old blunt (more than a month ago) that i had forgotten to clean up.
Now the blunt was mine but I said it belonged to a friend of a friend. Now this “friend of a friend” really does exist but he is someone whom my parents will likely never meet.
Another friend of mine agreed to help me cover up by pretending to be the “friend of a friend”. It’s a complex plan but I will not detail it since that info is largely irrelevant anyway. I said he would not get into trouble since it’s my fault for “allowing him to do it anyway”.
The reason why I had this blunt is because I wanted to try weed. It was my first time and likely last time. The problem is, if I had admitted it was mine my parents would over react and assume that I am a regular user. (Yes I know them very well, they sometimes twist arguments to make their mistakes my fault) They would never believe I only tried it for the experience.
How grave is my sin?
I only lied because I thought if I had told the truth their reaction would have been more extreme than necessary as they are prone to exaggeration. (I.e. My mom would sometimes say that I rarely spend time with her and dad and care about my friends more. That is unfair because I can recall several times In which i cancelled dinner with my friends so I could be with them.)
Please don’t judge me too harshly for my sin. I try not to judge people for their mistakes and focus instead on their humanness. I ask for the same for this thread. I am only human like everyone else and I am not brave all the time.