I am tiring my Priest out running back and forth to confession as I, as a new convert am remember things from years ago. I think he’s getting a bit tired of me.
However this morning something came back to me. When I was a young adult I was involved in some particuarly depraved behavior. It didn’t last long at all and when I repented I left it all completely. I never even fantisized about going back. It was gone…and thinking about it I don’t even feel any guilt about it. I’m sorry it all happened but I don’t feel like I’m carrying any guilt is what I mean…I dont’ even feel like I need to go to Confession about it.
Could it be I peformed a ‘perfect act’ of contrition as a Protestant without knowing what it was at the time?
I did do an examination of conscience and had a guide to help and considered everything prayerfully and all kinds of things came back that I took to confession but not this. It is just so gone.
I’m a bit confused about it. Should I go to confession anyway even though I’m not sure I need to? Its not like I’m afraid to tell him, I’m not. I know we shouldn’t go by feelings but I do honestly feel that this has been dealt with.