Should we say "good luck"?


Full Question

Can we as Catholics equate wishing someone luck as actually wishing someone God's blessings or should we avoid the phrase "good luck" altogether?

Answer

Most people use the phrase "good luck" as a colloquial equivalent to "I wish you good fortune and hope that you will obtain it. " A Catholic could use the phrase with that intention. The word good comes from an Old English word for God (e.g., goodbye = "God be with you"; Good Friday = "God’s Friday").


Michelle Arnold