Right before Mass today I walked into my parish and saw that someone placed on a table at the entrance, about 100 pages containing a prayer and telling people to pray it and to bring 100 photocopies of that prayer to church.
I considere a superstition to believe that if you get 100 copies you will obtain a miracle, so I took the pages, tore them in half and threw them away in the waste basket in the atrium of the parish, and hurried inside because Mass was just beginning.
But later in the afternoon, back at home, I thought about it and remembered the pages had a small dark photograph of our Lord. And I worry that I commited a sin throwing those pages!!:eek: I did not mean any disrespect then, I just wanted that nobody continued the superstition of distributing 100 copies in order to get a miracle.:o
Now I think maybe I should have cut each page in order to save the pictures and threw the rest away, but I did not have scissors there. :rolleyes:
What would have been the right way of dealing with it?
Did I commit a grave sin?