The Catholic Church teaches that if you’ve sinned mortally, you’re going to hell. It also teaches that if you are in a state of mortal sin (and thus going to hell), you should also not take communion because you’ll… also go to hell.
If a person is already going to hell due to not being in a state of grace, then why any concern at all over receiving communion in this state if you’re already going to hell due to being in a state of mortal sin? Is there some sort of double-hell that the church is trying to help people avoid?
The reason I’m asking is because sometimes I think I might be in a state of mortal sin, but I’m honestly not entirely sure. In order to avoid eating or drinking judgement upon myself (1Cor11:29), I avoid communion entirely. This causes me to miss communion all. the. time. Like seriously I’ll end up not taking communion sometimes 7-8 weeks in a row, which is a total bummer.
I started wondering well what’s the point? If I’m not in a state of mortal sin, then it sucks to be missing communion. And if I am in a state of mortal sin, then I’m going to hell anyway, so why avoid taking communion?
EDIT: I’ve posted background on my situation and why this is so frustrating to me below here: