I’ve been having trouble understanding the sin of Idle Talk. Does this only mean gossip and rumors, or any talk that doesn’t “edify”? I’ve been really worried about any word that comes out of my mouth for fear of this sin.
Things I’ve been worried about pertaining to this:
- Humor and jokes just for fun
- Telling stories for fun
- Saying anything non-spiritual or non-necessary
- Telling others about interesting facts
Also, at what point could this become a mortal sin?