I went to confession on Saturday with a priest I have talked to often recently. He told me it’s not good to go to confession TOO often.
Today I was tempted. I did something I thought might have been some kind of sin. There was confession available at the church in the town where I live (where they don’t have scheduled confessions very often, that’s maybe the main reason I have been going to another church for confession).
But it would kind of have felt wrong to now, just three days after my last confession, go to another priest, even thought hat priest knows me and my scrupulosity well too.
But I decided to instead go by the monastery where the other priest (that I talked to Saturday) lived and ask him.
And it turned into a really good conversation! He said yes, it’s better if I don’t go to confession too often since that can foster scrupulosity, maybe once every 2 weeks or once a month would be good. And that no, what I did (or didn’t do) today wasn’t a sin, no big sin in any way. I could mention it at my next confession but neededn’t confess it especially. We also talked about how concentrating on “little things” like that can prevent one from being able to be a source of joy and love for others (I said that myself, I have felt it many times).
In the end he just gave me a blessing.
I think I did the right thing by going to talk to him. First I was embarrassed, but he was really nice.