“We may talk of making our own heaven, and of building up the city of Zion, and making it beautiful, and having it polished after the similitude of a palace, but we must have an experience in doing such a work, before we can accomplish it.”  [emphases added]

– Apostle Jedidiah M. Grant, 9/24/1854

In other words, “Talk is cheap. If we want to build THE City of Zion, the New Jerusalem, then we should get some experience building junior Zions.”