I understand the importance of avoiding the near occasions of sin. These are the very factors that can easily lead someone to sin. These days, I find myself getting into situations where I believe I can avoid falling into sin, yet, fear that I might have committed a mortal sin without actually committing it.
For example, not too long ago, I read an online story titled “water nymph” (the title caught my attention). Although I considered that there could be obscene materials, I read it anyway. While the story was not explicit in any way, it was the fact that I followed my curiosity which made me afraid that I might have failed to avoid some occasion of sin. Its the fact that not avoiding a near-occasion of sin= mortal sin is what concerns me greatly.