Large numbers of people travel back and forth to visit the remains of saints. With admiration and interest they view the magnificent buildings erected in honor of the saints, and they kiss their sacred bones, which are held in gold and silver. Too often, however, people are drawn to these relics and holy places by curiosity or some form of self-interest, rather than by contrition of sin and a desire to grow closer to Jesus.
Upon the altar you will find no relics, nor a monument to someone's memory. What you will find is our Savior, Jesus Christ, alive as ever, all-powerful, all-loving, all-perfect.
Consider how great must be the tepidity and negligence of this world, since so many fail to take advantage of Jesus' gift of Holy Communion. It is sad to see how few are drawn to Jesus with tender affection and wordless gratitude. In this sacrament Jesus offers Himself, in Whom lies all human hopes and and merits for salvation.
(Adapted from My Daily Bread by the Confraternity Of The Precious Blood)