Easter tells us Jesus' revolution of love won't happen on our terms. Jesus' resurrection asks you to hope, and to hold your hope in a direction you can't control... The resurrection is a deep wildness in God’s mercy.
On Palm Sunday Jesus knew what he was doing was dangerous. Jesus knew that allowing a crowd to shout Hosanna, to stage a demonstration on the Mount of Olives, Jesus knew this was revolutionary. You shout Hosanna to the savior, to the rescuer, to the Messiah.
The cross is a defiant symbol, the cross looks at the year's-long Lenten misery of our world and says Hallelujah anyhow, because God stands with those who are suffering.