I’m about to be received into the Church, and I’m still trying to get the hang of mortal and venial sins. Something happened, and I’m not terribly sure if it is a mortal sin or not. On my Facebook, one of my friends posted a photo that was rather immodest. I looked at it, and looked again, and scrolled away, and then scrolled back to it. I’m not sure if I got caught up in it or I lusted after it, but I’m still worried if I committed a mortal sin. I knew it was probably wrong to look again, but I’m just not sure. Any advice?

Venial. Pray more, worry less. Spend less time on Facebook.

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