I can imagine some women listening as Jesus speaks words that they would have an experiential understanding of. Like the tiny mustard seed that grew into a huge tree Jesus compares the kingdom to leaven, an agent of expansion and growth. Here is a definition:
Leaven: An element, influence, or agent that works subtly to lighten, enliven, or modify a whole.When I consider the words lighten and enliven I think about something that is growing. I once heard that healthy organisms grow. Such is true when the kingdom of heaven comes. When it comes we often experience subtle growth and change.
When we pray "Thy kingdom come ... on earth as it is in heaven" we are asking for spiritual life to invade our world and modify it.. we are asking for an expansion of that spiritual life in our midst.. we are asking God to take a seed of faith and produce spiritual fruit.
Let your kingdom come in me today Lord and bring spiritual growth.