I’ve been told that white lies are not to be counted as mortal sin, because they are not grave matter.
But is this a mortal sin?
I was talking to a good online friend about judging people, and I told her how I often struggle with judging others, and that God is helping me get over that.
She then asked, “do you ever judge me?” She asked it out of sadness and worry, really.
I have judged her in the past, but I do not ever wish to do so again, because I know it’s wrong and that I don’t really feel judgmental towards her, that she does not deserve it.
So, I simply said, “Don’t worry about it, I wouldn’t trade our friendship for anything, you’ve had a huge impact on my life.” Which is true.
Was this lying? Did I commit a mortal sin?