A child’s list of sins, minus 1: The case of the scratched out confession

By Abraham Piper


From Found Magazine

This was found by a friend on the floor of a local supermarket. So reminiscent of my own Catholic childhood…

A child's list of things to confess to the priest. The second to last one is scratched out.

What catches my eye is the second to last line. Why is it scratched out?

Was it too bad to tell the priest? Or perhaps he realized after he wrote it, Oh wait, that’s not a sin! Score!

Or maybe he decided he was giving too much detail and just changed it to “teasing.” After all, what if somebody finds it…and puts it on the internet?