Dear friends on CAF,
in recent times, I have found it increasingly hard to examine my conscience and even to judge the occasion and gravity of sin. I do not seem to be able to remember things properly, much less where the line between Mortal and Venial Sin is in a particular instance. There’s plenty of things I should not have done, but I could not say whether they were grave matter. As a result, I refrain from receiving Communion.
It feels like my ability to discern has left me, and consequently, I’m left with constant insecurity, fear and despair, for I know I did wrong things but I have no idea whether I need to go to Confession or not. Even if I went, I could not recall the number and kind (gravity).
Can you recommend anything that might help improve one’s judgement? :shrug: