Part of my penance was to not indulge in individual online recreation for a week, from the Sunday I confessed to Saturday. My understanding is that I must abstain from online entertainment, such as social media, video websites, and online video games. One of my friends back home (I’m living somewhere else for my job) wanted to play some games with me. After some thought, I decided that it wasn’t individual recreation as it was with a friend, and I decided to have some fun with him. Thinking back, I worry that I violated my penance, and therefore my confession (in hindsight, I should’ve just told him no). Did I violate my penance?