sometimes I wind up saying things that are slightly untrue without realizing it. or it could be scrupulosity talking.
i’ll give an example, went to confession yesterday morning and then helped with a bottle drive to raise money for the next up coming world youth day trip.
when I got home, my mom asked me if I had washed my hands when I got in the house. she’s pretty gung-ho about that sort of thing. a phobia of germs, you could say. I was tired and hadn’t even gotten a chance to take my coat off yet. and she more like scolded instead of asked. so I said I already did. but what I meant ot say was that I had done it a couple times at church during the day but it didn’t really come out that way. I hadn’t felt the need to do it again right when I walked in the door. I still feel like I told a lie though. and just after getting out of confession too. I don’t really think my intention was to deceive her but I could just be deceiving myself in thinking that.
I still received communion today though and I’m thinking maybe I shouldn’t have.
this happens quite often with me that something will come out in a way that I didn’t intend or i’ll realize that it was not taken the right way and ended up being untrue
any thoughts? should I go back to confession?