I hope this is the right forum - in any case, without revealing to many sins can some of you just pray that I may have purity of mind. I confess daily, but I can’t seem to stop my thoughts - many of which are particularly offensive to Our Lord, & Lady.
Will do. All sins start as thoughts, and it is in our best interest to try to keep the thoughts from popping up in the first place. I, too, struggle with impure thoughts. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. May God bless you and assist you, through Christ Our Lord, Amen. :gopray:
I mean not that it’s necessarily wrong, but in most people it could encourage either an overly scrupulous attitude - or else presumption (ie you know you confess every day so you’re less vigilant about avoiding sin).
if you have impure thoughts with other people involved, try maybe not to dismiss the images that come to your mind immediately. The more you’ll try to forget them, the more likely it could be that they’ll crop up again and again. Instead, when you get those thoughts, start praying for all the people involved in those images and that they may come to know Jesus and his love… Don’t run away from the problem, but change it into a blessing…
I should say…Mother Theresa confessed every day…but that was for the graces that were inherent in Confession–not for scrupulosity. If you find a joy in said sacrament, make sure not to be too hard on yourself.
Like the post below was explaining…if you 1) willfully provoke it, or 2) willfully dwell on it, then it is a sin. If it simply appears it is raw material that you can decide what to do with.