Using your gifts to make him apologize may not be the best way to go here. By doing so you are forcing him in to a course of action that apparently he is not yet ready to take. What you may very well end up getting is not only the continuation of your own bitter resentment but also the inflammation of his; which, in turn, will fuel yours even more and start a vicious, descending cycle. Aside from that, you will call back upon yourself the same manipulative, controlling, and bitter forces-only ten times as bad.
One final thing you may want to consider. Is a forced apology worth anything? No, because there is no Heart in it. It would be meaningless, would it not? What then would you really hope to gain? The smug satisfaction of 'having control over him' and 'making' him submit to your Will? Is this not 'unnecessary, pointless, and juvenile'?
I certainly hope this is not the case, and judging by your post I would say it isn't. You say that you want to forgive people and not hold on to that bitter resentment. I really like that philosophy of yours. I think it is a good one and part of a Positive path. So forgive him in your
Heart. Let go of that bitter resentment. When he feels in his own Heart that he needs to apologize he will. And if he doesn't, that's his
burden of bitter resentment to bear.
Just my .02
We have seen what Power does.
We have seen what Power costs.
One is never equal to the other.