Think of it. Goodness and mercy follow us like a tail follows a cat. They are built into our being.
Goodness can also be translated "being well" from the original Hebrew word AEH. While mercy includes the sense of God's perpetual "lovingkindness".
To me, goodness and mercy is Bible talk for health. Health is a God-given, built-in manifestation of God's goodness and mercy. Spirituality and health are synonymous terms, as are spiritual and healthy. You can't have one without the other, nor BE one without the other. The word health originates from Old English hǣlth, of Germanic origin, related to being whole.