I knew we were supposed to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and planned to do so. But when I stopped at a fast food place for a sandwich, I forgot and just ordered an item with meat in it (I usually order the same thing all the time for a breakfast sandwich, so I just automatically ordered what I usually get). The fact that I just got something with meat in it didn’t occur to me until I had the sandwich in the bag to go and was unlocking my car door. So I ate it because I didn’t want to waste the food by throwing it out and I was on my way somewhere so no place to save it until the next day. Was it sinful for me to eat the meat sandwich when I realized what I had bought, even though I had forgotten when I placed the order?
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