I came across a radio program this week, I don't even know what station it was but it had a Christian talkshow on. In the interview the author said that if we really understood that God is all good, all truth, all beauty, we would not ever be afraid. The people without fear, who believe in an all good God are the most dangerous people in the world, because they have no fears to be controlled by. Faith if the ability to make decisions without fear, knowing that an God is all good. So many Christians are caught up in trying to be good, trying to do mission work or evangelize, etc that they miss the real point. If they are trying to get to heaven and don't care if Christ is there, then they are missing the point. We ought to be trying to know and be with God for all eternity....trying to foster that personal relationship and understanding of the All Good God. He also mentioned that prayer is the way one comes into union with God. People consider prayer communication, but they often forget the communion part of it.
So all in all it was a really succinct reminder. 1) Do not Fear, God is All Good. 2) Make knowing God your priority and the rest will follow. 3) Enter into Communion with God through Prayer.