this course shocked me too. unfortunately as a church we forgot the end destination of earth. The Messiah’s kingdom become a parable and does not affect our lives more today. Thus we hope only in this short life and we make decisions only based on our self needs or interests.
We are miserable when our lives are disconnected of the kingdon on earth. We loose the purpose as Jesus said about the salt at the gospel of Matthew.
It’s impossible be a reference as Hebraic Leader without repentance before God.