RaYBaSH’s Ponderings of the Perkei Avot
By: Yehudah ben Shomeyr
4:3. He would also say: Do not scorn any man, and do not discount any thing. For there is no man who has not his hour, and no thing that has not its place.
Every person has a place and a purpose and a function in this world and in God’s plan. Rav Sha’ul said it well:
It takes the shamas (Servant/Caretaker) of the Shul (Synagogue) for us to see and hear the Rabbi on Shabbat when he speaks. It also takes the shamas to ensure that we are not wading in filth when we go to the restroom at Shul. It may seem like a lowly and dirty job and someone has to do it, and it’s usually a faithful shamas behind the scenes.
-- Yehudah ben Shomeyr