Hi, before I begin, I just like to remind everyone that I’m here to learn about the faith, not to discredit it. Also, I’m sorry is this is the wrong forum.
I’ve been involved with the Catholic Church all my life, and this is the first time I’ve heard about mortal sin. Really, I didn’t even know that my church HAD confessions until I looked it up.
Anyway, I have one thing that I don’t understand about mortal sin. In my understanding, the act of committing a mortal sin turns someone away from God, and breaks the relationship between you and God. He will be no longer in your heart until you go to confession.
My question is, would someone notice that? If someone is devout, an then commits a mortal sin (Say, missing mass for no good reason.) Would their faith be broken? Would they notice that God is no longer in their life? Would they chalk this up to the mortal sin, or would they just claim they lost their faith and leave the church? Is the relationship between you and God only mended when you confess? Are you unable to feel God’s presence until you go to confession?
Please help me understand this.