The Twelve must have felt a mix of fear and exhilaration. Here they are, relatively new to Jesus and his mission, sent out to preach repentance, drive out demons, and anoint those who were sick (cf. Mark 6: 7-13). This is quite a tall order. It would be difficult for someone who knew the faith inside and out and had a great experience of ministry from which to draw. Yet the apostles barely know Christ and are still very uninformed about his message. We can be certain the apostles were nervous, to say the least. Would they be able to answer questions? Would they know what they were doing? Would they make mistakes?