The Holy Eucharist is Jesus on earth and is to be worshiped, adored, reverenced, treasured, loved and appreciated. It is the center of our faith. Without it, there would be no real need to have priests and thus no Church. Then why is receiving Holy Communion treated almost like an afterthought by so many? Why isn't there more zeal and joy among the faithful (clergy included)? Why are there so few on fire to serve the Lord? Why do so many skip Mass? Why are most attendants at Mass elders (especially in some European countries)? Why do so many Catholics ignore the teachings of the Church when they vote in elections? Why are so many Catholics easily lured away by other denominations and sects? These are all good questions.
I personally believe that if the significance and the place of the Holy Eucharist is properly taught and understood by all, the above-mentioned problems will diminish or disappear. To love the Holy Eucharist is to love Christ.