In this quote, President John Taylor makes three things clear (which other leaders taught as well):

  1. Cooperation is a stepping stone to living Zion’s United Order.
  2. That the cooperation he was referring to was to cooperate in economic matters (this had a specific meaning to them — the creation and operation of co-ops to produce locally-needed goods and services, as well as jobs).
  3. That achieving the unity that a Zion society demands, requires that we keep working at it, despite setbacks.