» Unless you are born from above… » (Jn 3,3) To welcome the grace of the resurrection requires to awaken into a new life.
Saint Joseph the first to experience that « the awakening » to a life in the Spirit consists in taking Mary home. In fact, in the greek gospel, the verb « to get up » means Joseph coming out of his sleep as well as Jesus waking up from the dead. In five occasions (cf. Mt 1,24;2,184.108.40.206), Saint Matthew underlines that « upon waking up », Joseph brought home his wife, to make you understand that Joseph « resuscitated » by welcoming Mary and the Child.
Thus, by taking Mary for is wife, Saint Joseph reveals that she is the mother of all the baptised.