“William Temple used to illustrate the point [that Christians are capable of living like Christ through the indwelling Spirit] in this way:
‘It is no good giving me a play like Hamlet or King Lear, and telling me to write a play like that. Shakespeare could do it; I can’t.
And it is no good showing me a life like the life of Jesus and telling me to live a life like that. Jesus could do it; I can’t.
But if the genius of Shakespeare could come and live in me, then I could write plays like his.
And if the Spirit of Jesus could come and live in me, then I could live a life his his.’
God’s purpose is to make us like Christ, and God’s way is to fill us with his Holy Spirit.” (John Stott, Radical Disciple, p. 37)