Think of it this way, if your best friend gave you a special gift, would you receive it with gratitude, or would you dismiss it and throw it away? Christ is infinitely more important than any earthly person, and He gives us the most precious gift possible—Himself. How can we not cherish it? How can we not long to receive Him?
Parents who are planning to prepare a child for First Communion this year may want to check out Fed by the Lord: At-Home Scriptural Formation to Prepare Children for First Communion by Leonard J. DeLorenzo.