[quote="DianaCC, post:15, topic:250062"]
*]Use "code" so that even if someone sees it, they won't know your sins. For example, let's say you assassinated Caesar and then denied Christ three times. On your list you can write, "1. Ides of March. 2. Cockadoodledoo." Only you know what that means. Then for fun insert red herrings like "3. Pick up dry cleaning."
That last sentence was pretty funny, and gave me a laugh! I can certainly see the wisdom in using code, my only fear is, if I don't properly memorize what my coded language signifies, I could have a confused time at Confession! For today, I'm thinking I'll do abbreviations, incomplete sentences or phrases, and other improper grammar.
Thanks everyone for the tips. Much of it would properly fall into the category of "common sense", but, in the midst of preparing for Confession and praying, and then actually going ot Confession, (such that one's mind is very concentrated), it can be easy to forget some of those things.
[quote="Jim_Roberts, post:18, topic:250062"]
You should just go to confession and telll your sins, what sins you forgot to tell will be foergiven by absolution. Using a laundry list can lead into scrupulosity.
I can see how that would happen, but, I'd like give it a try a few times, and if I notice that my lists become increasingly larger, or that I'm constantly in a state of conscience-panic, then I'll give the list-making a break.