The strength of humanistic ethics is based in the heart as well as in the head. I’m often asked if its possible for people to live without a certainty of supernatural belief. My answer is to point to the long history of poetry, art, and music that has helped humanity develop compassion and commitment in the face of the uncertainties and pains of living. An ethical movement that rejects absolutist answers can still uplift and inspire by embracing this tradition, so this Sunday I’ll be sharing some of my favorite poems that explore grief, celebration, confusion, transcendence, and other joys and challenges of being human.