We say this prayer every day at Mass and I wonder if we think, really think, about the words.
This morning while saying this prayer it stuck in my mind where we say “I have sinned through my own fault in my thoughts and in my words,…”
**In my thoughts **— what does this mean exactly? I realize that it would be a sin to think “I wish so and so would die” or “I hate so and so”; or something like that - but suppose we were just annoyed at someone for something that the person said or did and we keep playing different options in our mind as to how to answer that person. It is almost like we want to come out on top in the argument.
It’s the old axiom “I wish I had said that.”
Is that mind playing a sin?