Let us become like Christ, since Christ became like us. Let us become gods because of Him, since He for us became man. He took upon Himself a low degree that He might give us a higher one. He became poor, that through His poverty we might become rich (2 Cor 8:9). He took upon Himself the form of a servant (Phil.2:7) that we might be delivered from slavery (Rom.8:21). He came down that we might rise up. He was tempted that we might learn to overcome. He was despised that we might be given honor. He died that He might save us from death. He ascended to heaven that we who lie prone in sin may be lifted up to Him.
St Gregory of Nazianzus. On the Holy Pasch, Sermon 2, B#25, Vol.2, p.220