Mortal sin is the greatest evil in the world. It separates us from God. Because of our mortal sins, Jesus Christ suffered agonies and died on the cross. To strengthen our resolution not to commit sin, we should remember also that even a single mortal sin is enough to send us to hell.
These are taken from the wonderful Catechism by Bishop Louis LaRavoire Morrow
22. Mortal Sin
What is mortal sin? –Mortal sin is a grievous offense against the law of God.
- Any wilful thought, word, action or omission, in serious violation of God’s law, is a mortal sin. Examples of mortal sin are blasphemy, wilful murder, adultery, arson, robbery, etc. Mortal sin occurs as soon as God is no longer our final end in our thoughts, words, and actions. Each mortal sin we commit is a three-fold insult to Almighty God: it insults Him by rebellion or disobedience…
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