I have heard and read lately that you lose the indwelling of the Holy Spirit when you sin mortally. What does that exactly mean? Does that mean that God sort of abandons you? Does it mean that you don’t have the Holy Spirit–and therefore the entire Trinity–in your soul?
I am quite scrupulous, and so often feel as though I’m in mortal sin. I am able to resist the urge to wait until Saturday for confession because I have believed that I still have not lost God–I say an Act of Contrition and trust in God’s mercy until confession. But if God through His Spirit has “left,” then how can I truly abandon myself?