Imagine having taken classes on Norse mythology and telling Loki you already know so much about him, only for him to be appalled by many of the things you say and vow to set the record straight on all of it.
Romans 12:8 (NLT) -
If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
Imagine Sif dares the reader to go and lay in Loki’s lap (who is laying on the couch and reading) and not give any context, but when the reader does it he wraps his arms around them and doesn’t say anything else.
To love someone else is easy, but to love what you are, the thing that is yourself, is just as if you were embracing a glowing, red-hot iron; it burns into you and that is very painful.
Therefore, to love somebody else in the first place is always an escape which we all hope for, and we all enjoy it when we are capable of it. But in the long run, it comes back on us.
You cannot stay away from yourself forever. You have to return, have to come to that experiment, to know whether you really can love. That is the question - whether you can love yourself. And that will be the test.