Joseph teaches us that
it is possible to love without possessing.
In contemplating Joseph,
all men and women can,
by God’s grace,
come to experience healing from their emotional wounds,
if only they embrace the plan that God has begun
to bring about
in those close to him,
just as Joseph entered into the work of redemption through Mary
and as a result of what God had already done in her.
Pope Benedict XVI,
Yaoundé, Cameroon, 18 March 2009