Punishment refers to "taking away". When we punish someone, we take something away from them. When we fear, we punish ourselves by taking away the feeling of trust. Furthermore, Love can be seen as "adding to". When we love others or experience love ourselves, our lives become better. If we love (add to) and avoid being fearful (taking away) then the math adds up to a net sum gain. The more we love and the less we fail to trust, the more love we all will have.
Lord, help me to add to my life and to others by loving more and fearing less.