The centurion who asked Jesus to help his paralyzed servant was a very high officer and a non-believer, still he realized that he was nothing in comparison to Jesus. He knew he was too unclean and too imperfect to welcome Jesus into his house.
Shouldn’t that be a warning for us, telling us not to be careless and unprepared for Jesus coming to us in Holy Communion?
I have always liked the way the Church leaves it up to us to receive Communion either in our mouths or in our hands. It isn’t a group activity for which we should be kept in line. No, it is a private thing in which each of us pays host to Jesus.