When does an evil thought become a mortal sin?
I recently heard of a couple delaying the baptism of an infant because thay want a particular priest to perform the ceremony, and I remember thinking “what if the baby dies before it’s baptized?”
Then “wouldn’t that serve them right for delaying the baptism?”
Then “how could you think such a thing?”
And then (worst of all) “why shouldn’t they suffer the way you have”?
Did I commit a mortal sin (in my mind)?
When do unwanted thoughts become sin?
When does a particularly evil thought become a mortal sin?
I’ve heard it said that a thought becomes a sin when you entertain it, but I’m not sure what that means, or how to tell whether I did it.
I’ve thought about this for over a week now, so it must have got my attention, but I hope entertaining a thought means more than just giving it attention.
Can anyone help me?