In consecrated life there is being reserved for God, for His glory, delegated to the salvation of humanity, placed to one side for His Kingdom, which means more than a simple separation and means, rather:
MEMBERSHIP as regards one’s identity,
TOTAL DEDICATION to the first value of life,
GUARDIANSHIP of one’s life,
Specifically because consecrated life lives by this exclusive relationship with God, whose total attention to man requires spaces of protection.
However this separation that defines the form of consecrated life, can never be expressed as ISOLATION, saving oneself beyond others, being beyond other people because they are seen as a threat,
it cannot be seen as SELF-SUFFICIENCY, leaving aside the other, knowing that one can do everything without other people,
it cannot be seen as INDIFFERENCE, that incapacity to involve oneself in the lives of other people.
(The contemplatives are an example of this – they are called, whatever the case, to have a relationship with the world and with the Church).