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Should We Say “Good Luck?”

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”).

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