Although Christians are assured of a life eternal, we, like our savior, are embodied. Death and suffering may not be the end, but they are part and parcel of what it means to be human. Even Jesus “began to weep” (John 11:35) when he learned of the illness and death of his friend Lazarus. In his ministry, Jesus did not turn away from the multitude with physical, mental and spiritual illnesses. Nor should we. Healing the sick, which may mean our neighbor or the planet and even ourselves, is our inheritance as people of faith. In this issue, contributors explore what it means as individuals and as a society to work toward less suffering for all.