Why we were created

“And God said unto them: ‘Did you, my angels, see how evil Satan fled and lured away many angels; I created them with the Holy Spirit and saw them as my celestial army but he seduced them and took them to the darkness outside. I shall create them again and men shall be elected to do My will, be they apostles, prophets or martyrs, and they shall be like angels to Me. And My army of angels shall exceed a hundredfold the angels who fell from heaven” (Oratione, St John Chrysostom).