I’ve heard many Protestants argue against penance, saying that Jesus’ sacrifice was enough and nothing else is required to absolve you if sin. But I’ve noticed that some Protestants will participate in what I’ll call a self-imposed penance. Example:
Joe Protestant is at his friend’s house and he really loses his temper and throws something through his friend’s window, breaking the glass, and stomps off. He goes home, cools off, and asks God to forgive him. Then he calls and apologizes to his friend and pays for the window to be fixed.
Isn’t that the same thing Catholic penance is? “Fixing the window” so to speak?