Today's gospel (Matthew 15:29-37) strikes me in tow way; one, that Jesus said "My heart is moved with pity for the crowd" and then proceeds to feed them after curing their illnesses. What love is present in these actions. God, made man, serves those in need with infinite care and gentleness. That is our example to follow, not only in Advent but always.
Mercy is my word, thought and prayer for today. For me, that one word sums up who God is, was and always will be.