God never leaves us to ourselves. When Jesus called those first disciples, he called them to be with him. The first and foremost part of being a disciple of Jesus is being with him, up close and personal. In his summons to follow him, Jesus was exercising a belief in those he called. He believed they could become like him and do the things he did. But it was from the context of this up-close and personal association with himself that Jesus could express this belief in those he called.