"7 God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy." (Matthew 5:7)
Mercy is extending grace to someone who doesn't deserve it. It is letting someone off the hook. It is extending forgiveness to someone even though they may not ask for it.
There are times when we all have bad days, we are frustrated, others are talking about us behind our backs and spreading distorted or false facts. It is easy to hold a grudge and look for a way to get even in those times. Extending mercy is to look behind the actions to the hurt that often motivates them. It is to see the misery of another that makes them so angry. It is to look at another through the eyes of Jesus.
We all need and want mercy. Jesus says the best way to get mercy from others is to be merciful.