Caregiving requires the ability to love selflessly, not expecting anything in return. Jesus taught that, when the rich give banquets, they should not give to their friends and rich neighbors who can pay them back but instead to the needy and poor who cannot repay (Luke 14:12). He also said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Caregiving requires this kind of love. Mercy, compassion, and selfless love are not easy—in fact, humanly speaking, they are impossible to do with a completely righteous attitude (Romans 3:10–11).
But God is faithful to provide strength, joy, and cheer if we ask Him (Matthew 7:8; Luke 11:9–12; Galatians 5:22; 2 Corinthians 9:7). With His strength caregiving (and any other incredible feat of love) is more than possible (Mark 9:23; 10:27).