1. One who bears a cross in a religious procession.
2. A plant in the mustard family.
a member of the family Cruciferae, consisting of annual to perennial herbs, which are rarely wood and have flowers with four equal petals arranged crosswise; examples are the brassicas, mustards, shepherd's purse.
Rather than being guardians of trinitarian theological formulations and cross-bearers within sacred wars, can we, as a contemporary Jesus movement, return to the priority of compassion and love and God's call to the vulnerability of divine servanthood concretized in Jesus, the Christ?