Snapshot judgments are when we we take a picture of someone's life ...
.....a failure, a sin, a mistake they've made ....
.... and we judge and condemn the whole person's life and character by that one act or incident.
We sum up our thoughts, opinions and beliefs about a person that is not God's heart, purpose or intent for them.
We allow no room for failure and growth. Mistakes and learning. Not realizing life is an ebb and flow of failure and growth. Maturing means failing and learning (or re-learning) to do things God's way.
We should not be focusing on that one picture or event in someone's life and condemn the whole person rather .... we should be watching home videos - to see the beauty that is displayed in the whole of one's life.
There is beauty in everyone. People are sacred to God. Even those who have blown it and need a new start. God can take any broken piece and make a collage of beauty ... a masterpiece ... from any broken moment.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."