The Elves

A clergy friend, frustrated with the seeming unrelatedness of many of the liturgical readings proposed by the Revised Common Lectionary, describes the cherry picking among the various portions of scripture as having been put together by drunken elves. 

This is by no means an insult to the nobility of those of the Elven Race as described by J.R.R. Tolkien, who long ago abandoned Middle Earth to its fate -- a caution to those who use proof-texting to justify compliance with Empire.