Posted by Jordan Grantham
on 14 December 2018
By Jordan Grantham
The town of Khushpur rejoiced this October for the Perpetual Profession of two De La Salle Brothers, joining in prayer, colour and song.
Br Rehman Javed FSC and Br Tabish Samuel FSC made the five De La Salle vows in perpetuity at St Fidelis Church, joined by thousands of friends, relatives and international guests.
"I had a very important and special day," Br Tabish told Lasallian Outlook.
The jubilant brother is feeling happy, lucky and privileged to commit his life to the mission of Christian and human education for young people.
Br Tabish has shown great commitment since the beginning of his canonical formation journey that commenced twelve years ago. Aspirancy in 2006 was followed by Postulancy in 2011, Novitiate in 2012 and First Vows in 2013.
For his divine calling, this is just the beginning.
''Perpetual doesn't just mean those ten or fifty years that remain to me before I die. It means for all time.
"I desire to be united with my God uninterruptedly from this moment unto all eternity," he said.
The vows of religious life endure beyond this mortal coil unlike marriage (Luke 20:35). The glory of religious life is to serve God directly and unite with Him in the bonds of charity. Because the object of the love of religious life is immortal, so is that life.
"It was important for me because I said yes to God and committed my whole life for the very great purpose of serving God's people.
"It was a very solemn and grace-filled ceremony."
Fr Bashire, affiliated member of the De La Salle Brothers, was chief celebrant of the Eucharistic Celebration at St Fidelis Church in Khushpur, concelebrated with three other clergy.
The gathered included the Brother Visitor, Br David Hawke, Br Shahzad Gill, all Brothers of the Pakistan Sector, clergy, Dominican Sisters, catechists and locals.
A festive banquet followed at LaSalle High School, Khushpur.
The previous evening, Br Tabish took part in the ceremony of Mehndi, having colour placed on his hands in the Pakistani tradition.
Br Tabish is now one of the youngest professed members of the global, three-hundred-year-old order that teaches the mind and transforms the lives of young people.
He looks forward to continuing the mission that "changes lives and makes a difference in the life of a child so the world becomes a better place to live in."