This is the season of Lent. Some of our churches emphasize penance, or giving something up for Lent, that you really enjoy. Let me give a little example: Say you really enjoy chocolate, so you give it up for Lent. And then on Easter Sunday you eat a pound of chocolate. Or you have given up your favorite TV program only to tape it and wait until Easter Sunday to start watching it again. 

Now, penance comes from the Greek to Latin to English. We get the word penance, but when we translate from Greek to English, we get the word repentance. So some of our churches emphasize repenting of our sins. Let's explore this a minute.

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