The topic title probably sounds extreme, but it’s the best thing I could come up with, without making it excessively long.
Oftentimes, while spending time with friends and acquaintances, we will playfully hurt/injure each other. Think Three Stooges-esque slapping, pinching, and maybe occasionally punching, or other pain compliance techniques. It’s all done in good fun, and nobody ever really gets upset about it.
However, reading through an Examination of Conscience, I see “unjustly injuring another” listed under the mortal sin category. Aside from the occasional bruise or cut, we never really do any sort of physical damage to one another. Still, I am concerned that this behavior may be considered mortally sinful, or perhaps just venially sinful, given the relative lack of severity.
Does anyone have any input on this matter?