Husband, Guardian, and Man After God's Own Heart
When God asked even more of Joseph, that he not only let Mary and her baby live, but based on the word of the Lord alone, that he consent to live as husband and father to them, like a true son of Abraham, he gave the Lord his fiat without a word; without hesitation. St. Joseph was not silent; he was unquestionably obedient.
St. Joseph was more like Jesus’ Heavenly Father than any other man born of woman. While many may argue that no spoken word of Joseph is recorded in the Bible, such is not the case. Like Jesus’ Heavenly Father, it was Joseph’s works which spoke for him—the greatest of which was preserving and caring for the life of the Son of God as though He were his own.