God became a man so that by following a man, which you can do, you will reach God, which you could not do.
Necessity is the mother of all human actions.
(En. in ps. 83, 8)
Man was not created as an irrational animal bent toward the earth but, erect in stature, a reminder to look above.
(De Civ. Dei XXII, 24, 4)