"I'm like an antennae covered with skin."
I, too, am an antennae. I can get teary at a news video of a lost dog running down a busy highway. (Yeah, I'm a dog person, too.) At funeral services at our church, I'm the one at the back busy getting the refreshments ready so that I don't overload from all the (to me) nearly tangible emotion in the room. Especially if there's music. (My fellow antennas know what I am talking about.)
- The guy who is bold in speaking out needs to watch that he is not skewering some poor soul with careless words.
- The generous person needs to remember to pay her own bills on time,
- ...while the frugal ones need to watch that they don't spill over into miserliness.
OK, back to Joseph...
Joseph first throws himself upon his father's body and weeps over him, then -- administrator that he is -- gets control of himself and directs his doctors to begin the embalming process. There were probably priest-types [like his father-in-law? (Genesis 41:45)] who would have been glad to do this service for Joseph's father, but Joseph probably wanted to avoid any questionable religious rituals which may have accompanied their ministrations. Hmm...wonder if that caused any family stress, huh? Yet Joseph, as usual, remained committed to being a godly example.