(Urgent) Confession help
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It's not just a good idea, but it's absolutely crucial to end your scruples, to stop seeking assurance when you aren't sure. I know it's uncomfortable, but you have to just let the uncomfortable feelings come and not indulge them. Feelings do not imply guilt, necessarily. It's normal to feel bad after a known mortal sin, but feeling bad doesn't necessarily mean you did anything wrong (or at least, not mortal).

It's also normal for the enemy to put blasphemous, sexual, crude thoughts that you don't agree with at all into your mind in order to keep you from Holy Communion or to make you uncomfortable during prayer.

Think of your scruples as a wound on your soul. Every time you seek assurance, you think you're healing that wound, but in actuality, you're scratching and picking at it, which is only going to delay healing.

You have to break the scruple cycle of anxiety -> assurance seeking/Confession for things you're unsure of -> brief peace -> anxiety. Shoo away anxious thoughts as they come to you, don't go to Confession for a bunch of "maybe" sins, and don't seek assurance for things you're unsure of. If you committed a mortal sin, you wouldn't be here asking us. :) You would know.

Please take this post to heart. It's so, so important to do these things in order to heal. You can't indulge scruples. You have to ignore them. 
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(Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-14-2017, 02:15 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by In His Love - 04-14-2017, 03:14 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MichaelNZ - 04-14-2017, 04:51 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-14-2017, 08:39 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Melkite - 04-14-2017, 09:12 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by GangGreen - 04-14-2017, 09:54 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-14-2017, 10:52 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MagisterMusicae - 04-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-15-2017, 01:05 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by In His Love - 04-15-2017, 01:32 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Miriam_M - 04-15-2017, 02:18 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MichaelNZ - 04-15-2017, 03:59 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MagisterMusicae - 04-15-2017, 08:56 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-16-2017, 06:03 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by In His Love - 04-16-2017, 06:36 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Chelsea5 - 04-17-2017, 06:09 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by MagisterMusicae - 04-18-2017, 08:20 AM
Re: (Urgent) Confession help - by Panum - 04-18-2017, 05:00 PM



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