So I was confessing my sins and Father asked me a question pertaining to the sin. I don’t know if I lied or not. I’m totally confused now.
To end all possible confusion here’s a little background. My parents were away for the weekend, and I went out and bought a pack of cigars (I am of legal age to smoke at 18.) I smoked two outside on our deck (not in one day of course), and I threw one into one of our kitchen garbage cans. My parents do not know I smoked the cigar.
My sin was telling a lie to my mother about the kitchen garbage can smelling. I told the lie out of fear because I was afraid she would get angry at me if I told her about the cigar.
First father asked if I smoked the cigar and I said I did. Father then asked me whether I put the cigar out and I told him I did. I also told him that I put it in a kitchen garbage can (which is metal). I told him that I shouldn’t have put the cigar in a kitchen garbage. He then asked me something along the lines of “was there a place to put the cigar”, and I replied that I should have put it into a metal garbage can (I accidentally lied here as the garbage can was metal in the kitchen) and I told him that I could have put it in the garage garbage.
I feel like I may have accidentally led him to believe that my mother knows that I enjoy occasionally smoking cigars and that there is a special place to put them and that I have her permission to enjoy cigars. However, I forgot to mention that I lied because I didn’t want my mother to know I smoked the cigar because I was afraid she might get mad. I also feel I lied accidentally about the garbage can not being metal (when it really was). I even feel like I lied to father about something else, but I can’t possibly remember what it was.
Was my confession valid? I suppose I would be on the safe side to avoid the Eucharist and mention my concerns about the validity of my confession with father next week.