Sin against 1st commandment

Hi there.

I often find when I go to confession I tend to focus on how kind the priest was rather than focusing on the fact that Jesus has forgiven me my sins. Is this a serious sin to focus on the priest rather than Jesus?

That would be an imperfection, and not a sin at all. Remember that the priest is acting in persona Christi.


My problem with confession is that i find it hard to forgive myself when i know i have been forgiven! Doesn’t matter on the severity of the sin either.

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