I don’t know whether or not I should receive the Eucharist during mass for holy communion. I know that you have to be in the state of grace (not have any mortal sins on your soul) in order to receive holy communion. However, throughout the day, I sometimes would often have sexual thoughts . . . and then when I realize that I am having those sexual thoughts, then I would do the sign of the cross or say the name of Jesus. Usually, after I pray, the thought still doesn’t go away immediately.
I know that the Catholic Church teaches that lustful thoughts are MORTAL SINS. Yes! I’m sure of this! (You can double check me if you want – yes, lustful thoughts ARE mortal sin.)
I was wondering if you could please help me. I don’t know if I am in the state of grace. So many times throughout the day, I would have sexual thoughts, and I don’t know if I have committed a mortal sin or not. I want to receive the Eucharist daily, because I know how precious daily communion is. However, I don’t want to receive the Eucharist in the state of moral sin.
What should I do?