I’m attempting to deepen my understanding of Mortal and Venial sins. It’s my understanding that Venial sins just damage your relationship with God, but Mortal Sins cut off the relationship, Please correct me if I’m wrong.
I also feel that any sin (venial or mortal) is a violation against God. Since God is infinite, all sin is infinitely wrong. Why do we (as Catholics) distinguish between Mortal and Venial? Should all sin be put on the same level? How should one respond to people who feel that “sin is sin” and shouldn’t be separated into different categories?
Any help is greatly appreciated!