A beautiful analogy which Maulana Yakub, a visiting scholar to my local Masjid, gave in the talk he delivered. Whilst these aren’t his exact words, this is what I understood from them.
When a man has £50 in his pocket and he misplaces or loses that money, he will ask those around him about it, including his family, and will seek it high and low and in every place he can think of. On the other hand, the condition of the Ummah is such that we have ‘lost’ many of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) but yet so little is done to find and revive these Sunnahs.
Never mind seeking them high and low, we have left the books of Seerah, Ahadith and even the Qur’an to gather dust on our shelves at home and in the Masjid.
May Allah Almighty give us the ability to educate ourselves of the Sunnah of the beloved Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) and commence acting upon them, ameen.