Definition of Mercy from Dictionary.com is as follows:
n. pl. mer·cies
1. Compassionate treatment, especially of those under one's power
2. A disposition to be kind and forgiving
3. Something for which to be thankful; a blessing
4. Alleviation of distress; relief
Definition of Mercy according to me:
Something you cannot earn and do not deserve, but you get anyway.
I could spend an hour composing an entry about the goodness and glory of God's mercy, but it is pretty pointless to try to recreate something that was already written so well. So enjoy :)
Leaving you with this verse tonight:
(Romans 12:18-21) 18 Do your best to live in peace with everyone. 19 My friends, do not try to punish others when they wrong you, but wait for God to punish them with his anger. It is written: "I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them," says the Lord. 20 But you should do this: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. Doing this will be like pouring burning coals on his head." 21 Do not let evil defeat you, but defeat evil by doing good.
Show mercy. People who wrong you don't deserve it and they could never earn it. But give it to them anyway, because this is right in the eyes of the Lord. And when you are on God's team, you are ALWAYS the victor.