Miracles? Miracles? Let’s not pretend, They can all be explained From beginning to end.
So say the cynics of our time, but what about you? Do you believe in miracles?
Our English word, “miracle,” comes from the Latin word “miani,” meaning “to wonder,” and the word “minus,” meaning “wonderful.” Other words in common use come from the same roots, including the word “mirror.” A mirror causes people to wonder or admire. The word “admire” itself is from the same source.
A kind of miracle in itself is the fact that, as the word for miracle evolved through various languages, it got itself tied up with the word “smile.” In Old English, Middle English and Scandinavian languages, “miracle” and “smile” go together. In some other languages, the word “miracle” and the word “laughter” are related. A miracle pleases. A miracle delights. It makes us smile or laugh for sheer joy that it came to pass. A Senior Editor of “Readers’ Digest” once wrote:…
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